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The Family

Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

Third Edition

5 January 2021


Learn the story—and the sociology—behind the data about today’s families.

Philip Cohen’s The Family is an accessible, data-driven introduction to contemporary sociological thinking on families. Drawing on his expertise as a sociologist, demographer and a teacher, Cohen uses data to elucidate key trends in family life and to show how the story of today’s families is a story of diversity, inequality and social change. In the Third Edition, Cohen has strengthened the book’s coverage of same-sex relationships and revamped the treatment of gender identity, highlighting the most current research and data throughout the text. Innovative pedagogy, including a revised InQuizitive course and more robust in-text workshops, get students thinking sociologically about their own families and relationships.

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