The Palgrave Handbook of Family Sociology in Europe

Editors: Castrén, A.-M., Cesnuityte, V., Crespi, I., Gauthier, J.-A., Gouveia, R., Martin, C., Moreno Mínguez, A., Suwada, K. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a touchstone collection of theories, methodologies, and case studies that foreground the specific sociological contexts and contributions of the sociology of the family in Europe
  • Provides a historical overview of the development of family research in Europe
  • Deals with contemporary and pressing issues, including declining fertility, ageing, migration, changing intimate and family relations, changing legal frameworks, and intimate lives
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About this book

This handbook provides a meaningful overview of topical themes within family sociology as an academic field as well as empirical realities in various societal contexts across Europe. More than sixty prominent European scholars’ original texts present the field’s main theoretical and methodological approaches in addition to issues such as families as relationships, parental arrangements, parenting practices and child well-being, family policies in welfare state regimes, family lives in migration, and family trajectories. Presenting cutting-edge research on findings, theoretical interpretations, and solutions to methodological challenges, it is a timely tool for researchers, teachers, students, and family practitioners who wish to familiarise themselves with the state of family sociology in Europe.

About the authors

Anna-Maija Castrén is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Eastern Finland, Finland.

Vida Česnuitytė is Associate Professor of Sociology at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania.

Isabella Crespi is Associate Professor of Cultural Sociology at University of Macerata, Italy.

Jacques-Antoine Gauthier is Senior Lecturer in the Life Course and Inequality Research Centre at University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rita Gouveia is Post-Doctoral Researcher in Family Sociology in the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Claude Martin is Research Professor in the National Centre for Scientific Research at University of Rennes, France.

Almudena Moreno Mínguez is Professor of Sociology at University of Valladolid, Spain.

Katarzyna Suwada is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland.

Reviews

"Skillfully crafted around a diversity of concepts, theories, and methods, this handbook represents a wealth of knowledge on family change in twenty-first century Europe. It is a tribute to years of research, debate, and cross-country networking at the European Sociological Association and beyond. In thought-provoking and comprehensive contributions, European family sociologists invite us to explore the changing terrain of family and intimate lives in terms of relationships, proximity, gender, care, parenting, fertility, inequalities, migration, life course and family policy."
Karin Wall, Research Professor, ICS Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

"The handbook provides an excellent blend of reassessment and reflection on what we know and how we know about families and intimate lives in Europe. Critical overviews and new insights are offered across a carefully chosen range of starting points."
Lynn Jamieson, Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, UK, and series editor for Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
"This handbook is an excellent compendium of recent scholarship on the sociology of the family by European scholars. It will be a valuable resource for American scholars who wish to keep up with the best research in Europe."
Andrew Cherlin, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Crespi, Isabella (et al.)

  • The Family of Individuals: An Overview of the Sociology of the Family in Europe, 130 Years After Durkheim’s First University Course

    Pages 15-43

    Singly, François

  • Gender, Social Class, and Family Relations in Different Life Stages in Europe

    Pages 45-67

    Coelho, Bernardo (et al.)

  • What Law Has Joined: Family Relations and Categories of Kinship in the European Court of Human Rights

    Pages 69-84

    Hart, Linda

  • Family Demography and Values in Europe: Continuity and Change

    Pages 85-106

    Lück, Detlev (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Family Sociology in Europe
Editors
  • Anna-Maija Castrén
  • Vida Cesnuityte
  • Isabella Crespi
  • Jacques-Antoine Gauthier
  • Rita Gouveia
  • Claude Martin
  • Almudena Moreno Mínguez
  • Katarzyna Suwada
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73306-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73306-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73305-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 660
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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