Diversity in Families / Edition 7

Diversity in Families / Edition 7

by Maxine Baca Zinn
     
 

This award-winning text treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships. Diversity in Families looks at families not as "building blocks of societies" but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking

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This award-winning text treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships. Diversity in Families looks at families not as "building blocks of societies" but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking questions such as, "How do families really work?" and "Who benefits under the existing arrangements, and who does not?" Their goal is to demystify and demythologize the family by exposing existing myths, stereotypes, and dogmas.

The seventh edition includes new research and extensive updates from government data and some of the best family studies resources such as the Handbook of Marriage and Family, 2/e, the Handbook of Family Diversity, and the Journal of Marriage and the Family. New Emergent Family Trends boxes investigate and analyze new family patterns and what they might mean for families in the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205406173
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/22/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

1Images, ideals, and myths1
2Preindustrial families and the emergence of a modern family form32
3The historical making of family diversity62
4Economic and demographic upheavals in society and family formation93
5Class, race, and gender141
6Meshing the worlds of work and family186
7The social construction of intimacy226
8Contemporary marriages266
9Parents and children306
10Violence in families354
11Divorce and remarriage393
12Emergent families in the global era435
13Family policy for the twenty-first century474

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