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Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society

Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society

Autor: Elisabetta Ruspini , Isabella Crespi

Número de Páginas: 229

Both research and policy on balancing work and family life have tended to focus on mothers' lives. There has been a general lack of comparative research to the complex intersection between old and new forms of masculinity; and between fatherhood, work-life balance, gender relations and children's well-being. As a result, men's fathering roles and their struggle with work-life balance have often been neglected. These cultural challenges should be better theorized within family and social policy research. This volume examines how fathers fulfill their roles both within the family and at work and what institutional support could be of most benefit to them in combining these roles.

Diversity in family life

Diversity in family life

Autor: Ruspini, Elisabetta

Número de Páginas: 176

As new forms of family and 'non-traditional' families grow in number, there is a need to understand these 'new' arrangements and models of parenthood. This ground-breaking book discusses, using a comparative and a sociological perspective, examples of the relationship between changing gender identities and processes of family formation in the Western experience. It aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a biological' sexual body. 'Diversity in family life' will help readers discover and understand the characteristics, advantages and drawbacks of these new models of parenthood, and their political implications in terms of social movements, characteristics and demands.

Notions of Family

Notions of Family

Autor: Marla H. Kohlman , Dana B. Krieg , Bette J. Dickerson

Número de Páginas: 319

Presents a framework for understanding the ways in which the salient identities of gender, class position, race, sexuality, and other demographic characteristics function simultaneously to produce the outcomes we observe in the lives of individuals as integral forces in the maintenance of family.

Gender and Families

Gender and Families

Autor: Scott Coltrane , Michele Adams

Número de Páginas: 413

When we talk about family values, like whether children need two parents, we are also talking about gender values, because a 'yes' answer to this question might imply that only women with husbands should have children. In the same way, when we talk about gender issues, such as whether men should be paid higher wages than women, we are also talking about family issues, because a 'yes' answer suggests that husbands should be the family breadwinner. In this updated second edition of Gender and Families, Coltrane and Adams continue to demystify the complexities and connections between gender and family in contemporary culture, with discussions of race, ethnicity, and social class.

Feminism and Families

Feminism and Families

Autor: Hilde Lindemann

Número de Páginas: 274

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality

Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality

Autor: Margaret O'brien , Karin Wall

Número de Páginas: 269

This book portrays men’s experiences of home alone leave and how it affects their lives and family gender roles in different policy contexts and explores how this unique parental leave design is implemented in these contrasting policy regimes. The book brings together three major theoretical strands: social policy, in particular the literature on comparative leave policy developments; family and gender studies, in particular the analysis of gendered divisions of work and care and recent shifts in parenting and work-family balance; critical studies of men and masculinities, with a specific focus on fathers and fathering in contemporary western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical data from in-depth interviews with fathers across eleven countries, the book shows that the experiences and social processes associated with fathers’ home alone leave involve a diversity of trends, revealing both innovations and absence of change, including pluralization as well as the constraining influence of policy, gender, and social context. As a theoretical and empirical book it raises important issues on modernization of the life course and the family in contemporary societies. The...

Family, Gender and Kinship in Australia

Family, Gender and Kinship in Australia

Autor: Allon J. Uhlmann

Número de Páginas: 227

This ethnographically-based exploration draws on sociological, historical and demographic data to provide a comprehensive analysis of family, gender and kinship in Australia, which informs modern kinship and gender at large. Allon Uhlmann charts the cultural basis that underlies kinship practices and argues that the Australian family is characterized by deep cultural and social continuities rather than the common view that the family is undergoing substantial change. He further shows how the modern family both shapes, and is shaped by, broad social and economic processes. This analysis provides greater insight into this critical field of practice as well as showcasing a novel analytical approach to practice that is rooted in the sociology of practice and in the anthropology of cognition. The book also suggests changes to the way in which social scientists currently treat family and kinship.

Gender, Families and Close Relationships

Gender, Families and Close Relationships

Autor: Donna L. Sollie , Leigh A. Leslie

Número de Páginas: 313

Feminist research is having an increasing impact on the study of families and close relationships. In this book, each contributor traces her or his experience of incorporating gender into a research programme informed by feminist ideas, methods and ethics. This personal statement is then used to reflexively examine the author's own work, as well as the work of others, on many of the central topics in the study of families and close relationships - love, caregiving, sexuality, friendship, ageing, work and violence.

Lone Parent Families

Lone Parent Families

Autor: Karen Rowlingson , Stephen Mckay

Número de Páginas: 232

Appropriate as supplemental reading for courses in Social Policy and Social Studies that examine the role of parenting in society. The subject of lone mothers is a controversial and highly topical social and political issue. This unique core text examines the key issues in the debate, and assesses their impact on the UK and other countries in a comprehensive and accessible way. Broad in scope, it covers a wide range of issues including gender roles, the relationship of the family and the state, and the relationship between social policy and labour market policy.

Families of a New World

Families of a New World

Autor: Lynne Haney , Lisa Pollard

Número de Páginas: 316

From Prague to Tennessee to Brazil, it's hard to find a consensus on what constitutes an average family. In today's world, the nuclear family is rarely the standard family structure, if it ever was. Families of a New World brings together an important collection of original works to examine our understanding of family around the world and how that understanding is shaped by state policy. Using examples from both historical and modern countries around the world, essays demonstrate not only how state policies shape what the family should look and act like, but also how governments have appropriated and regulated an approved ideal of the family to further their own agendas.

Couples' Transitions to Parenthood

Couples' Transitions to Parenthood

Autor: Daniela Grunow , Marie Evertsson

Número de Páginas: 336

It is common for European couples living fairly egalitarian lives to adopt a traditional division of labour at the transition to parenthood. Based on in-depth interviews with 334 parents-to-be in eight European countries, this book explores the implications of family policies and gender culture from the perspective of couples who are expecting their first child. Couples’ Transitions to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe is the first comparative, qualitative study that explicitly locates couples’ parenting ideals and plans in the wider context of national institutions.

Families in Asia

Families in Asia

Autor: Stella Quah

Número de Páginas: 232

Families in Asia provides a unique sociological analysis of family trends in Asia. Stella R. Quah uses demographic and survey data, personal interviews and case studies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to provide a wide-ranging comparative analysis of family trends and the role of the state and social policy. Focusing on the most relevant and significant aspects of family and kin, chapters include: Concepts and research trends Family forming Parenthood Grandparenthood Gender roles in families Marriage breakdown The impact of Socio-economic development This new edition has been updated and expanded throughout and includes new material on dowry, singlehood, adoption, the transformation of the senior generation, changes in family courts and the role of the state in family wellbeing. Families in Asia will be the perfect companion for students and scholars alike who are interested in family sociology, public and social policy, and Asian society and culture more broadly.

Individualism and Families

Individualism and Families

Autor: Ulla Björnberg , Anna-karin Kollind

Número de Páginas: 172

Individualism and Families develops current debates about individualism within families, particularly how partners understand and resolve tensions between the need for togetherness and personal autonomy, and how partners view and work with increasing gender equality. The book is based on a large Swedish study from one of the foremost European experts on the sociology of the family.

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Families, Work, and Change

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Families, Work, and Change

Autor: Katja Boh , Giovanni B. Sgritta , Marvin B. Sussman

Número de Páginas: 310

An intriguing study on families and their changing roles, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Families, Work, and Change provides fresh viewpoints on factors that have an impact on family life and relationships. This thematic volume, with chapters from scholars in Italy, Australia, Israel, Jordan, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Norway, and Finland, is truly international and covers a variety of substantive concerns. Among these is the concern for new familial models which will meld both the individual and the whole into a viable family entity capable of providing for the wishes, needs, and aspirations of the whole and individual members of a family. Discussing various concepts relating to family structure in lieu of the recent shift toward gender equity and the greater acceptance of varied forms of families and lifestyles, this book carefully links the most supportive and nurturing components of modern society with tried and true components of traditional cultures and systems. The chapters take a conceptual approach, focusing on applications and future needs, policies, and problems surrounding the family. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Families, Work, and Change represents the increasing...

Feminism and the Family

Feminism and the Family

Autor: Jennifer Somerville

Why has the interlacing of gender issues and the family become a dominant strand of political discourse and policy development in the late twentieth century? Will the historical contradictions that have beset the relationship between the family and feminist aspirations continue through the new millennium? Is the 'new feminism' a resolution of these tensions or part of the 'anti-feminist backlash'? This study examines the continuing 'war over the family' in the USA and the UK in the context of major socio-economic and cultural changes that have fundamentally shifted the ground of traditional gender relations and redrawn the material and psychological conditions for family life in the next century.

Family, Household and Gender Relations in Latin America

Family, Household and Gender Relations in Latin America

Autor: Unesco

Número de Páginas: 248

This study of family, household and gender relations in Latin America by leading specialists illustrates new approaches to the subject developed by researchers from the region over the last decade and reflects advances made in studies that concern the work and place of women in society. The volume is divided into four sections: analytical perspectives on family and gender; production and reproduction; family and kinship networks; and social classes and lifestyles. Each of the sections is prefaced with an introduction that highlights the essential contribution that women make to society in Latin America. The methods and research findings presented by the authors make and important contribution to the understanding of Latin American society and the research paradigms underlying the contributions which provide new and valuable insights into the relationship between the family and the wider institutional context, the links between the social processes of production and reproduction and themutual determinants of private and public domains have important implications for the study of family sociology and society in other parts of th

International Family Change

International Family Change

Autor: Rukmalie Jayakody , Arland Thornton , William G. Axinn

Número de Páginas: 356

First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Family Patterns, Gender Relations

Family Patterns, Gender Relations

Autor: Bonnie Fox

Número de Páginas: 596

"In this thoroughly revised and highly anticipated updated edition of Family Patterns, Gender Relations, editor Bonnie Fox explores the complex dynamics and patterns of family life. Building on a wide range of material from Canada, the US, and the UK, this third edition presents engaging new readings on cutting-edge topics. Some of these topics include same-sex marriage and parenting, finances and child-birth, and the "immigrant family". Fox's introductory commentary for each reading has been revised to reflect the current state of the discipline and to establish a present-day context for the material. The result is a succinct and analytical volume that highlights all of the social factors involved in studying the institution of the family."--Pub. desc.

Fashioning Family Theory

Fashioning Family Theory

Autor: Jetse Sprey

Número de Páginas: 216

This volume demonstrates the diversity of family theory, from the more traditional approaches of sociology and social psychology to more controversial ones from feminist theory, world systems theory and hermeneutics. The international contributors come from a variety of disciplines and frame their theoretical arguments around concrete issues including religion and the family, family power and men in families. They have provided a provocative and informative read.

Families in a Global Context

Families in a Global Context

Autor: Charles B. Hennon , Stephan M. Wilson

Número de Páginas: 624

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Family Diversity

Family Diversity

Autor: Olaf Kapella , Christiane Rille-pfeiffer , Marina Rupp , Norbert F. Schneider

Número de Páginas: 392

Family in all its aspects Familienbande International experts provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art of European family research and outline the multiple formations, structures and configurations of family in Europe. Four aspects are discussed in depth: family images, sex/gender roles, globalisation and family development processes. Influenced by globalisation, European countries experience processes which still have greatly varying consequences. Cultural differences, reflected in a range of family schemes and national family policies, are one reason for the continued existence of differences in the scope and speed of change processes. Quite generally, images and concepts of family have become more heterogeneous and flexible. The flip side of this coin is that family members are increasingly faced with the challenges of achieving a satisfactory work-life balance – a task aggravated by globalisation. We therefore need to ask how family policy can help families enjoy adequate freedom of action and latitude for their decision-making. To summarise: a read well worth the effort for all experts working in family research and family policy.

Informe sobre las migraciones en el mundo 2008

Informe sobre las migraciones en el mundo 2008

Autor: International Court Of Justice

Número de Páginas: 620

La tarea de formular enfoques prácticos de la gestión de la migración internacional sigue siendo un reto de grandes proporciones para la comunidad que, durante los próximos años, exigirá tanto tiempo como esfuerzo. Parte del problema radica en la dificultad de llegar a un consenso sobre el carácter fundamental de la migración y sus resultados. Pese a la actual y favorable inclinación a reconocer los posibles resultados beneficiosos de los fenómenos migratorios, hay numerosos interrogantes que aún no se han resuelto plenamente. En ese contexto de incertidumbre hay sugerencias que vale la pena explorar, pues apuntan a que la migración contemporánea – contrariamente a cualesquiera que hayan sido sus antecedentes históricos – tiene una singular relación con los procesos de integración económica y social que se conocen de manera colectiva como globalización, y que son los elementos que la definen. El argumento es que, intencionalmente o no, esos acontecimientos son responsables, en gran medida, de la creación de una situación sin precedentes, en la que la movilidad humana trata de encontrar expresión a escala auténticamente mundial. Las Migraciones en el Mundo ...

Género y conciliación de la vida familiar y laboral

Género y conciliación de la vida familiar y laboral

Autor: María Del Carmen Martínez Martínez

Número de Páginas: 194

Género y conciliación son dos términos usuales, tanto en el contexto académico como en el lenguaje cotidiano. Cuando se aúnan en un texto ¿qué podemos esperar? En este caso un estudio psicosocial de la relación establecida entre empleo y familia partiendo del género como elemento analítico. Si mujeres y hombre viven sus empleos y familias de forma diferente, es lógico deducir que sus experiencias de conciliación serán también diversas. En estas páginas se abordan asuntos como la situación de la conciliación en España, las formas de explicación de ésta, y el conflicto entre ambos dominios, elaboradas desde dos marcos de referencia: la Sociología y la Psicología. Además, se aborda el problema de la armonización de tiempos a través del estudio de la asunción de responsabilidades por parte de los hombres, la percepción de justicia en la esfera familiar y la forma en la que las mujeres explican su vida en relación al reparto doméstico. Todo ello desde la creencia de que el logro de la conciliación no es un asunto individual, sólo laboral y jurídicamente solventable, sino una cuestión social que no puede eludir el precepto de la igualdad y del bienestar.

Estrategias migratorias y poder

Estrategias migratorias y poder

Autor: Claudia Pedone

Número de Páginas: 442

Se analiza y trata de comprender la articulación, dinámica y configuraciones de las cadenas y redes migratorias construídas en torno al movimiento migratorio de las familias ecuatorianas hacia España.

Young Families

Young Families

Autor: Nolwazi Mkhwanazi , Deevia Bhana

Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care draws together unique and compelling essays about the contexts of early childbearing, a topic that is now taken for granted. It draws on empirical data, multi-level approaches and inter-disciplinary perspectives on the dynamics that underpin young people's experiences of being pregnant, having a child and caring for the child. The book explores the contexts in which young families are constituted and shaped along with the kinds of social relationships and communities of care that early childbearing creates (or in some instances destroys). It shows the entanglement of gender, sexuality, race, age and class in the formation of young families and its effects on caring practices. This book draws together unique and compelling accounts that address a gap in the existing literature on families in South Africa while also providing an understanding of the diversity of young South African families. Young Families will be of interest and of benefit to those in the fields of Women and Gender studies, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, History and Demography--Publisher's website.

Gender Construction in Children's Interactions

Gender Construction in Children's Interactions

Autor: Amy Kyratzis

Número de Páginas: 147

This special issue examines gender construction by children in some of its rich cultural and contextual complexity and in some of its interactions with power. The first two articles are about preschool children's language. One examines preschoolers' socialization into Japanese--a language in which gender marking is inescapable, and the other compares Mandarin-speaking preschoolers' language in Mainland China with that of English-speaking preschoolers in the United States. Dealing with middle-school aged children, the next two articles deal with the influence of expertise and examine talk within a mixed-sex group of Latino children doing groupwork. The issue concludes with an epilogue commenting on the special issue and critically examining the problem of gender indexing.

Changing Family Values

Changing Family Values

Autor: Gill Jagger , Caroline Wright

Número de Páginas: 225

Changing Family Values offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates and new research surrounding the family. It explores how we define traditional family values and how these values are perceived as being underthreat in contemporary society. Ranging across politics, social policy, law and sociology, the contributors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. Issues covered include: * the recent backlash against single mothers * lesbian and gay families and the law * men's changing roles within the family * the future of the nuclear family. This book is ideal for courses covering the family, a central topic in sociology and women's studies.

La familia, corazón de la ecología humana

La familia, corazón de la ecología humana

Autor: Lola Velarde

Número de Páginas: 233

Hoy parece existir común acuerdo respecto a la necesidad de conocer, comprender y respetar las leyes de la naturaleza, pues la experiencia demuestra que, de lo contrario, las consecuencias pueden ser nefastas. No existe sin embargo el mismo acuerdo a la hora de entender que hay, de igual modo, unas leyes de la naturaleza humana que nos preceden y que es necesario conocer y respetar. Es lo que llamamos la “ecología humana”. Este libro utiliza diversas fuentes –200 referencias bibliográficas- para evidenciar que la familia pertenece al corazón mismo de la ecología humana. Comienza con un recorrido conceptual, que aborda en primer lugar la ecología humana y las grandes trayectorias del pensamiento ambiental, así como la familia y su reconocimiento a lo largo de la historia y en las grandes religiones; para desgranar después el gran giro que se gesta en la segunda mitad del siglo XX y que confluye en el XXI en la llamada ideología de género, cuya influencia se refleja en las políticas sociales globales y genera a su vez un impacto sobre la ecología del cuerpo y de la familia. Expone numerosísimas investigaciones realizadas en el ámbito de las ciencias sociales que...

Writing the Family

Writing the Family

Autor: Kathleen Skott-myhre , Korinne Weima , Helen Gibbs

Número de Páginas: 292

This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out of their own unique and varied experiences. The text is comprised of three autoethnographies that look at the family from radically distinct perspectives. Each section is rooted in the author's own personal and professional life experience. The book explores multi-cultural family therapy, living inside a divorcing family, the role of child protective services, issues of class and race in a family's identity, how media and pop psychology shape our view of the family, and what it is to be female in a patriarchal family system. All three women are currently working with young people in various capacities. Each section offers new ways to work together with young people to reshape the family so that it better serves those who live within it. Cover photo by Zakk Malecha

Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World

Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World

Número de Páginas: 201

"The perceptions of the role of women and men in families have changed over the past few decades. Men are no longer perceived as the economic providers to families. The role of men in the family has undergone many "diverse demographic, socio-economic and cultural transformations" impacting the formation, stability and overall well-being of families. In light of this development, DESA's Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) launched a new publication on "Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World" on 17 February focusing on the shifting roles and views of men in families."--Provided by publisher.

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Handbook of World Families

Autor: Bert N. Adams , Jan Trost

The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America-offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available.

Lexicón

Lexicón

Autor: Consejo Pontificio Para La Familia

Número de Páginas: 1192

Términos ambiguos y discutidos sobre familia, vida, tolerancia, clonación, bioética, homosexualidad y cuestiones éticas. A cargo del Consejo Pontificio para la Familia.

A holistic approach to your career

A holistic approach to your career

Autor: Blanca De La Rosa

Número de Páginas: 248

A Holistic Approach to Your Career is for those recently entering the corporate environment, providing guidance that they may not get in the classroom or at home. For those that need guidance and advice on how to advance their careers and move on after career failure or dealing with a bad, ineffective manager. Millions of employees are silently suffering through the abuse of a terrible manager or depressed about their inability to advance their careers. Many employees new to the corporate environment lack direction, especially those young people straight out of college or university. As a result, they struggle when having to navigate their work environment. The informal education of navigating the corporate environment happens on the job by trial and error. Since 2012 I have been conducting empowerment workshops and speaking engagements with professional groups, women, students, and Hispanic organizations.

Women and the Family

Women and the Family

Autor: Beth B. Hess , Marvin B. Sussman

Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women's lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other experts in feminism and family studies examine the effects of two decades of influence by the women's movement on sex roles and child rearing. While applauding some positive changes, the contributors point to powerful forces of resistance to equality between the sexes, especially "the question of family"--the fear of depriving children of maternal attachment and the belief that working mothers are placing their own interests above those of other family members--as an issue that, until fully addressed, prevents genuine equality between the sexes.

Revista Digital Internacional de Psicología y Ciencia Social | Vol. 2 | Num. 1 | 2016

Revista Digital Internacional de Psicología y Ciencia Social | Vol. 2 | Num. 1 | 2016

Autor: Arturo Silva-rodríguez | Editor General

Número de Páginas: 149

En el ámbito nacional el tránsito hacia un modelo de acceso abierto de la divulgación científica apenas está empezando a consolidarse, puesto que todavía los círculos de científicos conservadores siguen viendo con desconfianza el conocimiento que se difunde en revistas que siguen esta política editorial. Un indicador de esta situación es que apenas el año antepasado, precisamente el 20 de mayo de 2014 se le adicionó a la Ley de Ciencia y Tecnología el capítulo X relacionado con la divulgación de la información científica, tecnológica y de innovación mediante una política de acceso abierto (Diario Oficial de la Federación, 2014). Al margen de los fuegos fatuos creados por los editores tradicionales, en la actualidad el movimiento de acceso abierto enfrenta un gran desafío, puesto que evidentemente para garantizar la calidad del contenido que se difunde a través de esta modalidad existe un costo para hacer funcionar toda la cadena de producción y divulgación de los conocimientos científicos, y evidentemente alguien tiene que pagar o absorber ese costo. Precisamente en el artículo editorial de este número se presentan los modelos de negocios que se están...

Enfoques socioculturales sobre el mundo actual

Enfoques socioculturales sobre el mundo actual

Autor: Anastasia Téllez Infantes , Javier Eloy Martínez Guirao , Baldomero De Maya Sánchez

Este libro titulado ENFOQUES SOCIOCULTURALES SOBRE EL MUNDO ACTUAL presenta un abanico de doce capítulos centrados en temáticas actuales y abordadas desde un punto de vista social y cultural. En él intervienen un total de 16 autores/as de tres países diferentes (ltalia, Ecuador y España) pertenecientes a cinco universidades. Los diversos textos están elaborados a partir de investigaciones teóricas y de trabajo de campo de sus autores/as, desde disciplinas tales como la sociología, la comunicación, la antropología y el trabajo social. Se abordan temas que de uno u otro modo están presentes en nuestras cotidianidades y nos afectan hoy en día. Así encontraremos en estas páginas investigaciones y reflexiones teóricas sobre nuevos modos de hacer política, cómo se construye culturalmente el ser hombre desde el enfoque socio antropológico, cómo se acuerda o no la corresponsabilidad doméstica con perspectiva de género, cómo hay otras formas de comer y sus significados culturales, el estado de la cuestión sobre el estudio social de la migraciones, el análisis multidimensional de la otredad y la extranjería, la violencia, los movimientos sociales, el lenguaje de...

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