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The editors, both qualified scholars with a comparative perspective, have been successful in finding well-known authors for the various chapters. Both theoretical and methodological issues are dealt with in a nuanced and qualified manner. Comparative perspectives are on an historical as well as a global manner. The book is to be highly recommended to students, faculty and libraries.
"I like the organization of the chapters…The strength of this book is its comparative approach under several theoretic frameworks…I believe this book definitely has a market of its own. This book appears to be the most comprehensive study of global families."
"This comprehensive text increases students' recognition of and respect for cultural diversity as it influences family life; meets educators' need for a comparative family text; and contributes to the development of new ways of thinking about families that highlights culture and context."
The content/material of Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective supplements both of my courses main texts very well.