Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives by Angela Abela, Janet Walker

By Angela Abela, Janet Walker

This quantity tackles key concerns within the altering nature of relatives existence from an international viewpoint, and is key examining for these learning and dealing with families.

  • Covers alterations in couple relationships and the demanding situations those pose; parenting practices and their implications for baby improvement; key modern worldwide concerns, equivalent to migration, poverty, and the net, and their effect at the family members; and the position of the kingdom in aiding family members relationships
  • Includes a stellar solid of overseas members akin to Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from top specialists established in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
  • Discusses themes resembling cohabitation, divorce, single-parent families, same-sex partnerships, fertility,  and family violence
  • Links learn and perform and gives coverage suggestions on the finish of every chapter

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Danika Hiew, Kim Halford and Shuang Liu examine the complexities of intercultural couple relationships, looking specifically at relationships between spouses of European and Chinese ancestry. Although intercultural partnerships were rare in the past, opportunities today to form relationships across cultural divides are growing. Using vignettes, the authors examine communication between a partner brought up in an individualistic culture and a partner brought up in a collectivist culture. This insightful overview emphasises the powerful role of culture in shaping expectations of relationships, and introduces the innovative Yin and Yang relationship measure.

And Vincent, C. (2012) How Couple Relationships Shape Our World: Clinical practice, research and policy perspectives (London: Karnac). , Abela, A. and Spiteri, G. (2012) Early parenting—portraits from the lives of first-time parents, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 30(5): 468–482. Cherlin, A. J. (2009) The Marriage-go-round: The state of marriage and the American family today (New York: Knopf). Cherlin, A. J. (2010) Demographic trends in the United States: a review of research in the 2000s, Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3): 403–419.

Wealth inequality and poverty. Migration. Technological advances in communication. Religion and belief systems. Changing roles of men and women: combining work and family life Traditional conceptions of family life have regarded men as breadwinners and women as homemakers and carers. These ascribed roles paint a picture of complementarity within a patriarchal model of family stability. It is doubtful whether this idealised image ever reflected the kind of family life experienced by most people, but it is nevertheless clear that gender roles are being transformed across the globe as women postpone the formation of committed couple relationships to pursue advanced education and meaningful careers.

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