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Edited by David Cheal

Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives
ISBN 13: 9780195422948

About the Book

This exciting collection of original essays by prominent Canadian scholars examines issues and trends affecting family life in Canada. The text is organized in five parts.

The first part, "Conceptualizing the Family," presents an overview of the sociology of the family in Canada: it explores various definitions of "family" from an anthropological perspective; examines family patterns in historical and cross-cultural contexts; provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks and research methodologies for family studies; and discusses Canadian demographic trends.


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