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Families in Asia : Home and Kin - Dr. Stella R. Quah

Families in Asia

Home and Kin

Paperback Published: 15th September 2008
ISBN: 9780415455701
Number Of Pages: 232

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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:

  • family research
  • family formation
  • parenthood
  • grandparenting
  • gender roles in families
  • marital breakdown
  • the impact of socio-economic development

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.

Chapter 1 Studying Families in Asia Chapter 2 'I do', 'We do': Forming and Extending Families Chapter 3 Parenthood Under Siege? Chapter 4 Age, Grandparents and Social Capital Chapter 5 From 'His family, her duty' to 'Their family': The Gender Issue Chapter 6 Conflict, Divorce and the Family Court Chapter 7 Home, Kin and the State in Family Change Bibliography

ISBN: 9780415455701
ISBN-10: 0415455707
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 15th September 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition