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Canadian Families Today

New Perspectives

edited by Patrizia Albanese

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199025763
    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
    $104.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199039678
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $89.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195449365
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $99.95

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Description

Now in its fifth edition, Canadian Families Today brings together contributions from Canada's top scholars in the field to provide a current and comprehensive introduction to the sociology of the family. Part I begins with a historical and theoretical overview of Canadian families and family life, with an emphasis on the ongoing diversity of family forms. Part II then examines common changes that occur in families over the life course, from family formation through to later life. In Part III, the text explores various issues in family life (including rituals, paid and unpaid work, and poverty), and specific challenges faced by immigrant and refugee families, Indigenous families, and families living with disability. Finally, Part IV concludes with a discussion of family violence, family policies in Canada, and predictions about the future of the Canadian family.

This new edition includes fully revised chapters on LGBTQI+ families, parenting, separation and divorce, and immigrant and refugee families, as well as a refreshed box program and thorough updates to statistics and content throughout.

About the author

Patrizia Albanese is a professor at Ryerson University and past-president of the Canadian Sociology Association. She is co-author of Youth & Society (2011) and More Than It Seems (2010); author of Children in Canada Today (2016) and Child Poverty in Canada (2010); and co-editor of Sociology (2016). She has done research on child care in Canada and youth in CAF families.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a great [text] that is written by various well-known sociologists. Each chapter provides a rich, interesting and up-to-date critical review of the relevant literature and contemporary topics." -Rania Tfaily, Carleton University

"Leads with historical contexts and follows with details. It is the best Canadian sociology of the family undergraduate text on the market." -Robin Willey, Concordia University of Education

"The new additions that bring the text up to date are great - I like the 'effects of the pandemic' bits, very timely!" -Linda Cohen, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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