Changing Family Systems: A Global Perspective

  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN: 978-99912-464-0-6
  • Format: A5
  • Pages: 404
  • Binding: paperback
  • Price ex. VAT BWP: 160.00
  • Notice: Price subject to change.

Families around the world are experiencing greater change at a faster pace than at any previous point in history. Social and economic shifts, happening at national levels, are having an impact on family structures and dynamics in even the remotest areas of the world. An informed consideration of the current status of families raises a number of questions:

  • What changes are contemporary families experiencing?
  • How are families coping with change?
  • How has globalization affected families, and how are families around the world adapting?
  • What opportunities, strengths, and resources do families possess
  • How can families be strengthened?

These questions, along with others, are addressed in this book. The editors have assembled an array of chapters that illustrate the concerns of families in various regions of the world. The authors have presented a variety of contemporary issues, examining the ways in which families have solved problems, restored equilibrium, and managed a plethora of changes.

This book is essential reading for academics, students and practitioners in the fields of social work, counselling, psychology, nursing and family studies who are interested in global perspectives on families.