Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Sociology of Families, Second Edition!

Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity offers students an engaging introduction to sociological thinking about contemporary families in the United States. By incorporating discussions of diversity and inequality into every chapter, author Teresa Ciabattari highlights how structures of inequality based on social divisions such as gender, race, and sexuality shape the institution of the family. The Second Edition has been updated to include the most recent data and statistics, expanded coverage of childhood and parenting, and a new chapter on family violence.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Teresa Ciabattari for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Integra for developing the resources on this site.