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Extended Families

  • By: Maria Schmeeckle
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

This entry will discuss definitions of extended family, the diversity and complexity of extended family membership in contemporary societies, the significance and meanings of extended families, and types of extended family relationships being studied. Definitions of extended family (also called kin ...

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