This new, and fully updated 2nd edition of Families in Asia provides a unique and comparative analysis of family trends in Asia by focusing on the most relevant and significant aspects of family and kin, from the process of dating to the impact of economic development on homes and family life as they are experienced across East and Southeast Asia.
As a detailed sociological analysis of family relations and family life in Asia, the main themes of this book are: a macro-level analysis of family trends based on demographic and survey data and the role of the state and social policy; and a micro-level analysis of home and kin situations based on extensive empirical fieldwork. Arranged thematically and with chapters on:
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.
Praise for the first edition published by Marshall Cavendish 2003:
'The work is clearly grounded in history, theory and methodology. Whenever I read a book such as this one, I am always envious that I have not written it myself and I respect the authors who do.' - Marcie Parker, PhD (CFLE Healthcare Consultant) and R. Edward Bergmark, President and CEO in Managed Care, Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA, in Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Volume 36, 2 (Spring), 2005, p.347.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 15th September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition