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By Professor Eric D Widmer

Family Configurations develops present scholarship on households and intimate lives by way of demonstrating that kinfolk relationships, faraway from being fluid and inconsequential, are extra established and devoted than ever. in keeping with a chain of empirical reports performed within the US and Europe, this quantity unearths the variety of relatives relationships that end up as a result numerous key kinfolk matters, emphasizing the supportive and disruptive interdependencies present between huge units of family past the extended family. by means of utilizing social community easy methods to discover the relational styles of up to date households, and utilizing wealthy empirical information, this booklet attracts on contemporary advancements in relations sociology, social community research and kinship reports to give a desirable interdisciplinary method of the family.

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