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The Life Course

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Januar 2005

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Rapid and far-reaching social transformation in Western society over the last few decades has prompted considerable interest in the life course. This accessible and informative text provides a substantive overview to the topic, combining contemporary and more traditional perspectives. Tracing the different stages of the life course through infancy and youth to old age and dying, the book considers what is distinct about a sociological approach to the life course and explores recent debates and changing theoretical perspectives in the context of biological, psychological and social influences.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Theoretical Accounts of the Life Course
Social Differentiation and Determinants of the Life Course
Reproduction, Infancy and Parenting
Childhood: Issues and Perspectives
Contemporary Youth
Relationships, Sexualities, and the Family
Work, Leisure, and Consumption
The Challenge of Mid-Life
Ageing, Old Age and Death

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Stephen J. Hunt
EAN: 9781403914705
ISBN: 1403914702
Untertitel: A Sociological Introduction. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave USA
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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