Changing Family Values: Difference, Diversity and the Decline of Male Order

Changing Family Values: Difference, Diversity and the Decline of Male Order

by Gill Jagger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415149584

ISBN-13: 9780415149587

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Changing Family Values offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates and new research surrounding the family. It explores how we define traditional family values and how these values are perceived as being underthreat in contemporary society. Ranging across politics, social policy, law and sociology, the contributors focus on the diverse

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Changing Family Values offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates and new research surrounding the family. It explores how we define traditional family values and how these values are perceived as being underthreat in contemporary society. Ranging across politics, social policy, law and sociology, the contributors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. Issues covered include:
* the recent backlash against single mothers
* lesbian and gay families and the law
* men's changing roles within the family
* the future of the nuclear family.
This book is ideal for courses covering the family, a central topic in sociology and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415149587
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: changing family values1
1End of century, end of family?: shifting discourses of family 'crisis'17
2Men, heterosexuality and the changing family: (re)constructing fatherhood in law and social policy38
3Will boys be left on the shelf?59
4Lesbian and gay families: legal perspectives77
5Poor choices?: gender, agency and the underclass debate98
6'Family values' and Conservative government policy: 1979-97119
7Family values and the nation-state136
8Unpicking political communitarianism: a critique of 'the communitarian family'150
9From modern nuclear family households to postmodern diversity? The sociological construction of 'families'165
10Virtual social science and the politics of family values in the United States185
Name index206
Subject index211

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