Family Matters : An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada, Paperback / softback Book

Family Matters : An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada Paperback / softback


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. Features:examines a diversity of family backgrounds, including refugee, Indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ familiesdraws on updated research, statistics, and cultural referencesincludes supplementary learning questions, lists of suggested readings, and links to related websites


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 495 pages
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
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  • Category: Social issues & processes
  • ISBN: 9781773380216

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