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Sociology of Families: Life Course Perspectives
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Godley, Jenny. 2010. “Sociology of Families: Life Course Perspectives”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course is based on Elder’s five life course principles: life long development; timing; linked lives; historical time and place; and human agency. We will employ these principles to inform our readings and discussions of the novels, and our critiques of sociological work on the family.

1. To familiarize you with the life...

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Aging/Social Gerontology
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