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Pregnancy and Delivery

Pregnancy and Delivery

Book Title

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships


Document Type

Book Chapter


An Interdisciplinary Approach will examine a vast and intersecting array of subjects related to familial, romantic, and intimate connections in this follow-up to Macmillan's International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, published in 2003. This two-volume work, slated to release in 2019, will provide rich topics of study for students of sociology, anthropology, psychology, human development and family studies, social work, counseling, and more.

Readers will find both overview and in-depth coverage across approximately 300 articles, covering such diverse topics as online dating, interfaith couples, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, gay and lesbian marriage, infertility, gender identity and roles, and many more. The Encyclopedia will include articles specific to ethnic groups and religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

The academic board, charged with determining the contents, identifying authors, and providing peer review on this work, is led by Dr. James J. Ponzetti Jr., professor emeritus of Sociology, University of British Columbia.



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New York, NY

Pregnancy and Delivery