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Overview

The classic reader on family life that reflects current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with time-honored pieces. With every edition, this best-selling reader has chronicled changes in the contemporary American family. The popularity of this book speaks to the authors' ability to find articles that are timely and germane to the subject on one hand, and accessible to the reader on the other. While the selections vary from one edition to the next, they all demonstrate in various ways how family life is bound up with the social, economic, and ideological circumstances of particular times and places. The authors provide a general introduction to the book, as well as to each of the four major parts For Sociologists, Counselors and Therapists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673522061
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: 7th ed
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 573

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Family in Transition 1
Pt. I The Changing Family 19
Ch. 1 Family Origins and History 23
Reading 1 The Origin of the Family 23
Reading 2 American Families in Transition: Historical Perspectives on Change 40
Reading 3 The Politics and History of Family Violence 58
Reading 4 Death and the Family 72
Ch. 2 Contemporary Trends 82
Reading 5 Twentieth-Century Changes in Household Technology 82
Reading 6 American Families: As They Are and Were 93
Reading 7 The Modernization of Grandparenthood 105
Pt. II Gender and Sex 113
Ch. 3 Gender and Inequality 117
Reading 8 The Good-Provider Role: Its Rise and Fall 117
Ch. 4 Sexuality 137
Reading 9 Sex and the Coupled Life 137
Reading 10 Sex in Transition, 1900-1980 151
Reading 11 Dubious Conceptions: The Controversy Over Teen Pregnancy 160
Pt. III Coupling 173
Ch. 5 Love and Marriage 177
Reading 12 Five Types of Marriage 177
Reading 13 Marital Upset 188
Reading 14 The Marriage License as a Hitting License 203
Ch. 6 Divorce and Remarriage 217
Reading 15 The Transformation of Legal Marriage Through No-Fault Divorce 217
Reading 16 Mothers and Divorce: Downward Mobility 230
Reading 17 The Impact of Divorce on Children 242
Reading 18 Starting a New Life: The Positive Consequences of Divorce 266
Reading 19 The Remarriage Transition 278
Pt. IV Children in the Family 291
Ch. 7 Children 295
Reading 20 The Social Transformation of Childhood 295
Reading 21 Pricing the Priceless Child: From Baby Farms to Black-Market Babies 316
Reading 22 The Impact of Intimate Violence 323
Ch. 8 Parents 332
Reading 23 Transition to Parenthood 332
Reading 24 Good Dads - Bad Dads: Two Faces of Fatherhood 342
Reading 25 Single Mothers: A Review and Critique of Current Research 363
Pt. V Families in Society 379
Ch. 9 The Economy, Work and Family Life 385
Reading 26 The Downwardly Mobile Family 385
Reading 27 Family, Race, and Poverty in the Eighties 399
Reading 28 Working Mothers and Their Families 414
Reading 29 The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home 431
Ch. 10 Variations in Family Experience 439
Reading 30 Developments in Research on Black Families: A Decade Review 439
Reading 31 Asian Families 472
Reading 32 Hispanic Families in the 1980s: A Decade of Research 490
Reading 33 Sprouting Some Odd Branches: A Divorce-Extended Family 504
Reading 34 Variations on a Theme 518
Reading 35 The Family in An Aging Society: A Matrix of Latent Relationships 524
Ch. 11 The Cultural Politics of Family Life 536
Reading 36 Motherhood and Morality in America 536
Reading 37 The Strange Career of the "Harvard-Yale Study" 553
Reading 38 The History of Love: Theories and Debates 560
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