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Published: 19 August 1999

416 Pages | 2 figures

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195131185

Bookseller Code (04)


Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies

Edited by Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry G. Pankhurst

This edited collection of analytical essays explores the changing linkage between religion and family in diverse cultural settings. Each of the fourteen entries are authored by an international group of scholars in sociology and anthropology. They focus on a broad range different levels of economic development, different religious traditions, and different levels of societal homogeneity. Taking an inter-institutional perspective, each explores, in a concrete context, the special linkage between religion and family and the interconnections between them and other social institutions. This book is ideally suited for courses on both sociology of the family and sociology of religion at upper undergraduate/graduate levels.


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