The Family: Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change (Loose-leaf)

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Learn the facts and debunk the fictions about contemporary families.

Looking at modern families through the context of diversity, inequality, and social change, blogger and demographer Philip N. Cohen brings a fresh approach to the sociological study of family life. The text features a wealth of original, interactive graphics of contemporary family trends and encourages students to be savvy consumers of media. Integrated workshops based on activities from Cohen’s undergraduate course give students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the book to their own lives.

About the Author

Philip N. Cohen, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, is the creator of the blog He has published extensively on the gender division of labor within families, family structure, and health disparities. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post, and he has appeared on NPR and MSNBC. You can follow Philip N. Cohen on Twitter at @familyunequal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393906134
ISBN-10: 0393906132
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 29th, 2014
Pages: 592
Language: English