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Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

Edited by: Stella R. Quah

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415715461
eBook ISBN: 9781315881706
Adobe ISBN: 9781134712830

10.4324/9781315881706
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Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners to obtain the information they need. The Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia fills that gap by providing a current and comprehensive analysis of Asian families by a wide range of experts in a single publication.

The thirty-two chapters of this comparative and multi-disciplinary volume are organized into nine major themes: conceptual approaches, methodological issues, family life in the context of culture, family relationships across the family life cycle, issues of work and income, stress and conflict, family diversity, family policy and laws, and environmental setting of homes. Each chapter examines family life across Asian countries, studying cultural similarities and differences and exploring how families are changing and what trends are likely to develop in the future. To provide a fruitful learning experience for the reader, each chapter offers examples, relevant data, and a comprehensive list of references.

Offering a complete interdisciplinary overview of families in Asia, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across the disciplines of Asian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Social Work, Law, Social Policy, Anthropology, Geography, Public Health and Architecture.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Families in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Family theories in the Asian context Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Feminist, constructionist and other critical theories Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ascertaining family phenomena Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Challenges of longitudinal family studies in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Singlehood as a lifestyle in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Dating and courtship Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Marriage practices and trends Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Fertility trends in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Motherhood and childbirth practices in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Fatherhood in Asian contexts Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Early childhood socialization and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Adolescents and transition to adulthood in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Married couples and the marital relationship in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Parent–child and sibling relationships in contemporary Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ageing and grandparenting in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Working couples Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Breadwinning, family and time over the life course Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Social class, poverty and family life Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Preventing and managing conflict in the family Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Spousal violence and in-law conflict in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Divorce trends and patterns in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Remarriage and stepfamilies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Illness and caregiving in the family Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cohabitation in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cohabitation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Divorce, the family court and family lawyering Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Legal protection of minors Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Legal protection of aged parents and inheritance laws in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Making a home Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Working from home Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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