Family in Transition / Edition 16

Family in Transition / Edition 16

by Arlene S. Skolnick, Jerome H. Skolnick
     
 

This textbook and anthology contains 34 selections discussing contemporary controversies and their historical contexts. Focusing on changes within the family, between the sexes, in courtship and marriage, during divorce and re- marriage, between parents and children, and within the larger society, specific readings discuss nostalgia, family law, fathering, adolescent… See more details below

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This textbook and anthology contains 34 selections discussing contemporary controversies and their historical contexts. Focusing on changes within the family, between the sexes, in courtship and marriage, during divorce and re- marriage, between parents and children, and within the larger society, specific readings discuss nostalgia, family law, fathering, adolescent sexuality, premarital sex, child care, adoption, working parents, diversity, multigenerational bonds, and domestic violence. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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
Introduction: Family in Transition1
Pt. IThe Changing Family19
Ch. 1Family Origins and History23
Reading 1The Origin of the Family23
Reading 2American Families in Transition: Historical Perspectives on Change40
Reading 3The Politics and History of Family Violence58
Reading 4Death and the Family72
Ch. 2Contemporary Trends82
Reading 5Twentieth-Century Changes in Household Technology82
Reading 6American Families: As They Are and Were93
Reading 7The Modernization of Grandparenthood105
Pt. IIGender and Sex113
Ch. 3Gender and Inequality117
Reading 8The Good-Provider Role: Its Rise and Fall117
Ch. 4Sexuality137
Reading 9Sex and the Coupled Life137
Reading 10Sex in Transition, 1900-1980151
Reading 11Dubious Conceptions: The Controversy Over Teen Pregnancy160
Pt. IIICoupling173
Ch. 5Love and Marriage177
Reading 12Five Types of Marriage177
Reading 13Marital Upset188
Reading 14The Marriage License as a Hitting License203
Ch. 6Divorce and Remarriage217
Reading 15The Transformation of Legal Marriage Through No-Fault Divorce217
Reading 16Mothers and Divorce: Downward Mobility230
Reading 17The Impact of Divorce on Children242
Reading 18Starting a New Life: The Positive Consequences of Divorce266
Reading 19The Remarriage Transition278
Pt. IVChildren in the Family291
Ch. 7Children295
Reading 20The Social Transformation of Childhood295
Reading 21Pricing the Priceless Child: From Baby Farms to Black-Market Babies316
Reading 22The Impact of Intimate Violence323
Ch. 8Parents332
Reading 23Transition to Parenthood332
Reading 24Good Dads - Bad Dads: Two Faces of Fatherhood342
Reading 25Single Mothers: A Review and Critique of Current Research363
Pt. VFamilies in Society379
Ch. 9The Economy, Work and Family Life385
Reading 26The Downwardly Mobile Family385
Reading 27Family, Race, and Poverty in the Eighties399
Reading 28Working Mothers and Their Families414
Reading 29The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home431
Ch. 10Variations in Family Experience439
Reading 30Developments in Research on Black Families: A Decade Review439
Reading 31Asian Families472
Reading 32Hispanic Families in the 1980s: A Decade of Research490
Reading 33Sprouting Some Odd Branches: A Divorce-Extended Family504
Reading 34Variations on a Theme518
Reading 35The Family in An Aging Society: A Matrix of Latent Relationships524
Ch. 11The Cultural Politics of Family Life536
Reading 36Motherhood and Morality in America536
Reading 37The Strange Career of the "Harvard-Yale Study"553
Reading 38The History of Love: Theories and Debates560

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