This volume (number 12) is subtitled Interpersonal Relations across the Life Course. It is inspired by the increased awareness in recent years of the way in which structural and psychosocial dimensions of the life course shape interpersonal relations. Interest in this issue has included both the maintenance of long-term relationships that may span many phases of the life course and the development of relationships that are specific to particular phases. The volume is a combination of invited and author initiated papers--all anonymously peer reviewed--that seeks to present a cohesive source of information on the multiform nature and influences of interpersonal relations from a variety of perspectives, theoretical frames, and substantive areas. Contributions reflect:
Macro-micro linkages and interpersonal relations, (i.e., age structures, social institutions, and race/ethnicity)
Parenting across the life course
Parent-adult child relations and transitions
Transitions in non-kin relationships
Social relationships and well-being
Social relationships in the new demographic regime : potentials and risks, reconsidered / Richard A. Settersten -- Macrostructural conditions of interpersonal relationships : how schools and schooling shape interactions from early to late adolescence / Christopher C. Weiss, E. Christine Baker-Smith -- Adult siblings : a multi-ethnic study / Pamela Braboy Jackson, Rashawn Ray, Mary Shaw-Perry -- Interactive stress and coping around parenting : explaining trajectories of change in intimate relationships over the life course / Debra Umberson, Corinne Reczek -- Assessments of parenting quality and experiences across the life course / Elaine Wethington, Claire M. Kamp Dush -- Intergenerational care and the greediness of adult children's marriages / Naomi Gerstel, Natalia Sarkisian -- Divorce and intergenerational relations across the life course / Adam Shapiro, Teresa M. Cooney -- Parental marital transitions and instrumental assistance between generations : a within-family longitudinal analysis / Adam Davey, David J. Eggebeen, Jyoti Savla -- Changes in contact and support within intergenerational relationships in the Netherlands : a cohort and time-sequential perspective / Suzan van der Pas, Theo van Tilburg, Kees Knipscheer -- Parents' and offspring's perceptions of change and continuity when parents experience the transition to old age / Karen L. Fingerman ... [et al.] -- Make new friends but keep the old : peers and the transition to college / Janel E. Benson -- How the ethical experience defines adulthood : a sociological analysis / Stephanie Gaudet -- Work-family spillover among dual-earner couples / Joyce Altobelli, Phyllis Moen -- Social relationships : resources and obstacle to older women's health adaptations and well-being / Karen A. Roberto, Erica K. Husser.
Published: 5th September 2007