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Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families

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Author: Ferguson, Susan J.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 5

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 688

Release Date: 14-08-2018

Details: Product Description Shifting the Center: Understanding the Contemporary Family  5e is a popular anthology of readings used in Sociology of Family and Marriages/Families/Intimate Relationship courses. It′s editor, Susan Ferguson, brings together selections written by leading family researchers and drawn from a variety of scholarly sources, including articles from the leading family journals and excerpts from number of classic book-length studies. The table of contents follows the same scope and sequence as the leading family survey texts. About the Author Susan Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she has taught for over 25 years. Ferguson regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, and her critically acclaimed anthology, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology (SAGE, Eighth Edition, 2018) is used in introductory classes around the country. Ferguson also teaches courses on the family, medical sociology, global health, and a seminar on social inequality and identity. Ferguson has published in all of these areas, including the research collection, Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic (with co-editor Anne Kasper, Palgrave, 2000), Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families (Sage, 2019), and Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class: Dimensions of Inequality and Identity (Sage, 2016). In addition, Ferguson is the General Editor for “Contemporary Family Perspectives,” a series of research monographs on the family (Sage Publications). During fall 2016, Ferguson taught three courses on the inaugural Colorado State University Semester at Sea voyage, including the Sociology of Gender, Introduction to Sociology, and Global Studies. Most recently, Ferguson has been nominated for the ASA Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English