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Families In America
     

Families In America

by Jeffrey Scott Turner, Mildred Vasan (Editor)
 

An in-depth and multifaceted examination of the contemporary American family, this introductory handbook is the only one of its kind and presents a solid, authoritative overview.

• Provides a chronology, an A–Z collection of biographical sketches, and a statistical portrait of family life in America

• Includes an extensive directory of

Overview

An in-depth and multifaceted examination of the contemporary American family, this introductory handbook is the only one of its kind and presents a solid, authoritative overview.

• Provides a chronology, an A–Z collection of biographical sketches, and a statistical portrait of family life in America

• Includes an extensive directory of organizations and annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Students or teachers who seek current information about families will find ample factual data clearly presented in this comprehensive book on family life in the United States. Recommended." - The Book Report

"[W]ell suited to such a variety of people seeking an introduction to the evolving challenges American families meet . . . Some of the great strengths of the book lie in the expansive resource lists . . . This volume would be useful in public, academic, and high school libraries as a concise, highly readable introduction to the American family." - Reference & User Services Quarterly

"[P]rovides a comprehensive overview of the diverse modern-day family in one compact package . . . A detailed table of contents, complete subject index, and glossary make this unique reference tool simple to navigate and a pleasure to use. This handbook is highly recommended for public and all levels of academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

"[D]oes an excellent job of framing the issues . . . indeed well suited to such a variety of people seeking an introduction to the evolving challenges American families meet. . . . This volume would be useful in public, academic, and high school libraries as a concise, highly readable introduction to the American family." - Reference & User Services Quarterly

Booknews
For college and high school students and general readers, Turner (human development and family studies, Mitchell College, New London, Connecticut) surveys a number of topics relating to families in the US. He considers the history and scope of American families, the diversity of family life, and issues and controversies; and provides a chronology, biographical sketches, facts and statistics, lists of agencies and organizations and print and nonprint resources, and a glossary without pronunciation guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576076286
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/22/2002
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Scott Turner is coordinator of the Human Development Program at Mitchell College, New London, CT.

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