Family in Transition / Edition 16

Family in Transition / Edition 16

by Arlene S. Skolnick, Jerome H. Skolnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205747302

ISBN-13: 9780205747306

Pub. Date: 10/15/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This bestselling reader on families and intimate relationships identifies the most current trends and places them in historical context, balancing cutting edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in the field as well as from contemporary discourse on family.

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Overview

This bestselling reader on families and intimate relationships identifies the most current trends and places them in historical context, balancing cutting edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in the field as well as from contemporary discourse on family.

Articles new to this edition cover a range of topics, including: The transition from adolescence to adulthood, Current Census Bureau statistics on American family life, Attitudes and beliefs in conservative Christian families, Domestic violence, The "silent revolution" that led to the emergence of no-fault divorce, The impact of class and race on family life, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205747306
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
The Changing Family     11
Families Past and Present     13
The Theoretical Importance of the Family   William J. Goode     13
The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life   Anthony Giddens     25
The Life Course Revolution   Arlene Skolnick     31
The Family in Trouble: Since When? For Whom?   Claude S. Fischer   Michael Hout     40
Public Debates and Private Lives     57
The Mommy Wars: Ambivalence, Ideological Work, and the Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood   Sharon Hays     57
Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views   Janet Z. Giele     76
Sex and Gender     97
Changing Gender Roles     101
Destined for Equality   Robert M. Jackson     101
What Do Women and Men Want?   Kathleen Gerson     109
The Conservative Christian Family and the "Feminist Revolution"   Andrew Greeley   Michael Hout     114
Sexuality and Society     125
Sexual Revolution(s)   Beth Bailey     125
The Decline of the Date and the Rise of the College Hook Up   Paula England   Reuben J. Thomas     141
Courtship and Marriage     153
Cohabitation   Lynne M. Casper   Suzanne M. Bianchi     153
Alternative Unions and the Independent Life Stage   Michael J. Rosenfeld     164
American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century   Andrew J. Cherlin     171
Grounds for Marriage: How Relationships Succeed or Fail   Arlene Skolnick     192
Divorce and Remarriage     203
Divorce: The "Silent Revolution"   Laurence M. Friedman     203
Children's Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives   Joan B. Kelly   Robert E. Emery     210
The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities   Mary Ann Mason     233
Parents and Children     251
Parenthood     255
New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers   Philip Cowan   Carolyn Pape Cowan     255
Caring for Our Young: Child Care in Europe and the United States   Dan Clawson   Naomi Gerstel     275
The Four Facets of Fatherhood   Nicholas Townsend     283
Childhood and Youth     293
Beyond Sentimentality: American Childhood as a Social and Cultural Construct   Steven Mintz     293
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life   Annette Lareau     306
How Families Still Matter: A Longitudinal Study of Youth in Two Generations   Vern L. Bengston   Timothy J. Biblarz   Robert E. L. Roberts     318
A Longer Road to Adulthood   Jeffrey J. Arnett     328
Families in Society     343
Work and Family Life     349
The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home   Arlie Hochschild   Anne Machung     349
The Work-Home Crunch   Kathleen Gerson   Jerry A. Jacobs     356
The Rhetoric and Reality of "Opting Out"   Pamela Stone     365
Family and the Economy     375
Families on the Fault Line   Lillian B. Rubin     375
The Economy That Never Sleeps   Harriet B. Presser     392
Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke   Elizabeth Warren   Amelia Warren Tyagi     399
Dimensions of Diversity     419
Diversity within African American Families   Ronald L. Taylor     419
Diversity within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science   Maxine Baca Zinn    Barbara Wells     443
Cultural Diversity and Aging Families   Rona J. Karasik   Raeann R. Hamon     469
Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us   Judith Stacey     480
Trouble in the Family     503
Prisoners' Families and Children   Jeremy Travis     503
Unmarried with Children   Kathryn Edin   Maria Kefalas     520
Domestic Violence: The Intersection of Gender and Control   Michael P. Johnson     527
Credits     539

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