Family Life and Social Control

A Sociological Perspective

  • Authors
  • John J. Rodger
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John J. Rodger
    Pages 1-9
  3. John J. Rodger
    Pages 10-32
  4. John J. Rodger
    Pages 116-132
  5. John J. Rodger
    Pages 133-166
  6. John J. Rodger
    Pages 198-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 206-229

About this book


State intervention in family life is an important and problematic political and social issue, and one which is surrounded by debates of a highly ideological nature. The central theme of this valuable book is that of 'family life' as an object of both social policy interest and welfare intervention. The author applies a sociological perspective on social control to a range of issues exciting public and political debate; amongst them, marriage conciliation, community care, lone parenthood and underclass status, and child abuse.


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