The proposed translation of the “Key concepts in familistic” by the Russian-speaking reader pursues several goals, near and far. The closest pragmatics of this fascinating reading is that in the absence of a single sociological monoconception regarding the phenomenon of the modern family, the reader can expand his horizon of understanding the various aspects of theorizing about family, parenthood, partnership, childhood, etc. The format of the encyclopedia allows you to solve this problem, following the logic of the collected puzzles. But the present publication can be viewed in the broader context of modern Western familial studies. In this sense, we get acquainted with the current conceptual ideas that feed the family today, with their reception and the results of empirical sounding.