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Family Matters: An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada, Third Edition
Mitchell, Barbara A.
Canadian Scholars Press / Softcover / 2018-01-01 / 1773380214
Social & Political Issues / Textbooks in Psychology
reg price: $89.95 our price: 85.45 (may be subject to change)
495 pages
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Now in its third edition, Family Matters offers an enriched discussion on a variety of substantive factors affecting Canadian families across a life course. Adopting a feminist sociological approach throughout, this popular textbook explores family structures and functions through a critical, gendered lens and individually examines how issues related to gender, social change, social policy, and poverty influence family life.

A leading name in sociology, Barbara A. Mitchell takes a closer look at LAT partnerships and polyamorous relationships, and features additional material on skipped generation families, disability in families, participatory research methods, parent-child relationships, and the impact of communication technologies. Approachable and concise, Family Matters is the perfect resource for students enrolled in half-year, introductory, or advanced level courses in family sociology and gender studies.

About the Author:

Barbara A. Mitchell is Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, jointly appointed in the Department of Gerontology.


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