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Sociology of Families (3e)


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Written by Angela Barian and Jessica Brown (Houston Community College) as part of the Third Edition of A Sociology Experiment. To read this chapter, add it to your cart, complete the checkout process, return to this page, and select “Read Now” to open the Bookshelf reader.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Analyze how the institution of the family impacts our personal lives and relations;
  • Describe why the family is considered a constantly-evolving social institution; and
  • Identify how various challenges and types of social change impact families.

Discussion Podcast

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