Cultural Sociology of Divorce
- Robert E. Emery - University of Virginia, USA
- 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally.
- Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources.
- A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce.
- In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities.
- For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations.
- Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.
All in all it's a broad mix of topics in a work ideally suited to those doing further research. Journalists preparing articles for publication in specialist magazines, or students of such topics as family law, family therapy and counselling will appreciate its detail.
"This detailed, multidisciplinary, three-volume reference set features some 550 signed entries and deserves to be in every academic library. Covering every nation, this reference work shows the various ways divorce is handled...Just reading this set's interesting chronology of divorce likely will be enough to make researchers want to delve in....this reference source will appeal to students and researchers in a wide range of fields....Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."
"...Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia is a timely and useful resource, especially as the number of countries permitting divorce increases. The encyclopedia provides depth and breadth and an insight to how divorce changes the cultural landscape of society. Its wide scope makes it interesting to browse through, as well as serving as a valuable tool for high school and undergraduate students doing research in this area. In short, this encyclopedia is well suited for high school, undergraduate, and public libraries."