This volume offers a comparative analysis of a number of topical issues crucial for understanding the transformations currently undergone by the family: inter-generational solidarity, ways of entering adult life and couple formation patterns, the transition to parenthood (particularly, becoming a father), the last transition and the possible ways of supporting the family throughout it, the complex relationship between work and family (also from the father's perspective), the new establishment of family communities, the migration experience as an event affection the whole family. The chosen theoretical approach is based on the analytical and explicative value of relational sociology: the family is thus considered an inter-generational, inter-gender relationship whose life cycle is punctuated by transitions challenging all its members and aimed at setting new forms of balance. Because of the topical issues it treats, this volume can be a useful instrument for both family studies scholars and experienced operators in need of a specific update.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] THE FAMILY AS A LINK OF RELATIONS: THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE|
|Editore||Vita e Pensiero|
|Numero di pagine||265|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2012|
- relational sociology
- sociologia relazionale
- transition to parenthood