Abstract of: Children in Family Sociology Texts: United States and Sweden. The Wisconsin Sociologist. Volume 24, number 1 (winter 1987), p. 49-56.
Textbooks from the US & Sweden (N = 18) are examined to determine how family sociologists deal with children when writing for a College reading public. Textbook writers appear to be adult-oriented & -positive, presenting dating & spousal relations & interaction in a generally favorable light, & parent-child relations & interaction in an unfavorable one. Sibling relations & interaction are almost totally overlooked or ignored. There are no marked differences between US & Swedish textbooks in these regards. 4 Tables, 9 References. Modified HA
Floyd M. Martinson