Families: A Social Class Perspective - Hill, Shirley A.
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A brief, impactful book that provides a contemporary analysis of how economics and social class affects the concept of family today. This book focuses on the impact of economic systems and social class on the organization of family life. Since the most vital function of the family is the survival of its members, the author give primacy to the economic system in structuring the broad parameters of family life; that is, the economy shapes the prospects families have for earning a decent living by determining the location, nature, and pay associated with work. Taking a broad global and historical…mehr

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A brief, impactful book that provides a contemporary analysis of how economics and social class affects the concept of family today. This book focuses on the impact of economic systems and social class on the organization of family life. Since the most vital function of the family is the survival of its members, the author give primacy to the economic system in structuring the broad parameters of family life; that is, the economy shapes the prospects families have for earning a decent living by determining the location, nature, and pay associated with work. Taking a broad global and historical approach, the book recognizes and explores how the broader economy shapes family life and examines the organization of family life across the social class hierarchy.
  • Produktdetails
  • Contemporary Family Perspectiv
  • Verlag: PINE FORGE PR
  • Seitenzahl: 184
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 154mm x 10mm
  • Gewicht: 263g
  • ISBN-13: 9781412998017
  • ISBN-10: 1412998018
  • Artikelnr.: 32873638
Autorenporträt
Shirley A. Hill is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, where she studies family diversity, social inequality, and health care. She is the author of Race, Work, and Family: New Century Values Among African American Men and Women (co-edited with Marlese Durr; Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006); Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships (AltaMira, ©2005); African American Children: Their Socialization and Development in Families (SAGE, ©1999); and other books and articles. Her current research focuses on racial disparities in educational attainment.
Inhaltsangabe
Series Preface: Contemporary Family Perspectives
Author Preface
Introduction: Family Studies and Social Inequalities
1. The Evolution of Families and Marriages
2. Theorizing Social Inequalities
3. Elite and Upper-Class Families
4. Middle-Class Families: Stability and Change
5. Economically-Marginal Families: Living on the Edge
6. Families in Global Economic Context
Bibliography
Index
About the Author