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American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2
     

American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2

by Stephanie Coontz
 

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ISBN-10: 0415958202

ISBN-13: 9780415958202

Pub. Date: 03/11/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic

Overview

In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic inequality among families has risen to levels not seen since the 1920s.

This second edition of American Families offers several benefits:

  • clear conceptual focus
  • new attention to the historical origins of contemporary family diversity
  • well-chosen essays by leading names from across the curriculum
  • explores the interactions between race-ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping family life
  • cCompletely updated and expanded bibliography of related sources
  • new companion website with student and instructor resources to enhance learning.

Leading off with a comprehensive and teachable introduction to the topic, this completely updated, revised, and expanded second edition of Stephanie Coontz's classic collection American Families remains the best resource available on family diversity in America.

For additional information and classroom resources please visit the American Families companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415958219.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415958202
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction to the Second Edition     1
Who We Were: Diversity and Inequality in American Family History     23
Fictive Kin, Paper Sons, and Compadrazgo: Women of Color and the Struggle for Family Survival   Bonnie Thornton Dill     25
Excerpts from Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928   David Wallace Adams     39
Excerpt from Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave, "The Threat of Sale: The Black Family as a Mechanism of Control"   Norrece T. Jones Jr.     59
Split Household, Small Producer, and Dual Wage Earner: An Analysis of Chinese-American Family Strategies   Evelyn Nakano Glenn     81
Excerpt from Huck's Raft, "Laboring Children"   Steven Mintz     96
Excerpts from Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945   George J. Sanchez     107
Excerpt from Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race & Romance, "Antimiscegenation Laws and the Enforcement of Racial Boundaries"   Rachel F. Moran     126
Race, Class, and Reproductive Politics in American History   Rickie Solinger     146
Excerpt from Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, "World War II and its Aftermath"   Donna L. Franklin     153
Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Family Theory     171
Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood   Patricia Hill Collins     173
Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes Toward an Understanding of Ideology   Rayna Rapp     188
Toward a Unified Theory of Class, Race, and Gender   Karen Brodkin Sacks     201
Immigrant Families in the US   Karen Pyke     210
Diversity Within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science   Maxine Baca Zinn   Barbara Wells     222
Intersectionality and Work-Family Studies   Stephen R. Marks   Leigh A. Leslie     245
Global Households: Globalization, Immigration, and Family Life     259
"Management by Stress"-The Reorganization of Work Hits Home   Sarah Ryan     261
Excerpts from Families on the Fault Line: America's Working Class Speaks about the Family, the Economy, Race, and Ethnicity   Lillian B. Rubin     268
Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor   Rhacel Salazar Parrenas     278
Excerpt from Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity, "The Making of Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity among Asian American Youth"   Min Zhou    Jennifer Lee     294
Gender Displays and Men's Power: The "New Man" and the Mexican Immigrant Man   Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo   Michael A. Messner     301
Migration and Vietnamese American Women: Remaking Ethnicity   Nazli Kibria     314
Life at the Margins: Families in Extreme Poverty     323
Poverty in the Era of Welfare Reform: The "Underclass" Family in Myth and Reality   Thomas J. Sugrue     325
Avenue to Adulthood: Teenage Pregnancy and the Meaning of Motherhood in Poor Communities   Gabrielle Raley     338
Mothering Through Recruitment: Kinscription of Nonresidential Fathers and Father Figures in Low-Income Families   Kevin Roy   Linda Burton     351
Windfall Child Rearing: Low-Income Care and Consumption   Allison J. Pugh     366
Revisioning Contemporary Family Issues through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity, and Class     377
Moms and Jobs: Trends in Mothers' Employment and Which Mothers Stay Home   David Cotter   Paula England   Joan Hermsen     379
A War Against Boys?   Michael Kimmel     387
Diversity Among Same-Sex Couples and Their Children   Gary Gates     394
Excerpts from Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life   Annette Lareau      400
A Black Feminist Reflection on the Antiviolence Movement   Beth E. Richie     418
Intimacy, Desire, and the Construction of Self in Relationships between Asian American Women and White American Men   Kumiko Nemoto     422
Excerpts from Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America   Kerry Ann Rockquemore   David L. Brunsma     434
Recognizing Diversity, Building Solidarity: Integrating Race and Class Issues into Public Policy     445
The Color of Family Ties: Race, Class, Gender, and Extended Family Involvement   Naomi Gerstel   Natalia Sarkisian     447
Work and American Families: Diverse Needs, Common Solutions   Jerry A. Jacobs   Kathleen Gerson     454
Selected Bibliography of Recent Sources     467
Permission Acknowledgments     473

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