Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium, 1st Edition
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Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium showcases how emerging and leading sociologists of the family explore the contemporary moments and experiences of Canadian families while investigating the past and extrapolating the implications of these moments and experiences for the future.
While there is continuity in what remains important about family in Canada, there is simultaneous diversity and innovation in the definition and character of the meanings we assign to families and the practices and processes that we engage in. Meanings, practices, and processes significantly vary over time. Such variations can be attributed to differences in individual identities, interactions, and ideologies that are linked to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, age, ability, and citizenship, as well as social-historical context.
This exploration of Canadian families is based on both respected secondary research, along with primary, original scholarship by the contributors, who are actively engaged as sociologists of the family. Contributors take various approaches to explore the family as an institution (macro focus) or as an experience (micro focus), using a variety of theoretical lenses, and sharing stories of activism or experiential learning in doing so.
- In the Media boxes, presented in each chapter, address current family issues and trends that are discussed in recent Canadian and international media sources.
- Intersections features within the text showcase how different issues that present themselves within the family context often overlap. This feature helps students to critically understand how social topics are often intersecting.
- A Closer Look sections are included throughout each chapter and offer a closer, in-depth look at particularly relevant topics.
- More than 70% of chapters include primary research presented by the contributing authors.
- Each chapter concludes with a summary along with discussion questions that can be utilized to stimulate class participation and application questions for students to apply their learning.
Table of Contents
- Part 1: Foundations
- Chapter 1: Families as We Know and Have Known Them
- Chapter 2: Theorizing and Researching Family
- Part 2: Family Formations and Living Arrangements
- Chapter 3: Seeking Intimacy, Forming Families
- Chapter 4: Living Arrangements
- Part 3: Surviving and Thriving
- Chapter 5: The Outcomes of Incomes: Family Insecurity or Security in Insecure Times
- Chapter 6: Managing Low Income in Families: The Importance of Institutions and Interactions
- Part 4: Patterns of Indigeneity and (Im)migration
- Chapter 7: Indigenous Families: Migration, Resistance, and Resilience
- Chapter 8: Immigrant Families and Canada?s Changing Ethno-Racial Diversity
- Part 5: Power and Rights
- Chapter 9: Paid and Unpaid Work: Power, Division, and Strategies
- Chapter 10: When Abuse Strikes at Home: Families and Violence
- Chapter 11: (De)colonization, Racialization, Racism, and Canadian Families: Relearning Through Storytelling About Lived Experience
- Part 6: Care Work and Social Support
- Chapter 12: Families Caring for Children in the 21st century
- Chapter 13: Caregiving and Support for Older Adults
- Chapter 14: Families Experiencing Dis/ability
- Part 7: Deepening Continuity and Innovation
- Chapter 15: ?Doing Family?: Lenses, Patterns, and Futures