Gender And Families / Edition 2

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Overview

When we talk about family values, like whether children need two parents, we are also talking about gender values, because a "yes" answer to this question might imply that only women with husbands should have children. In the same way, when we talk about gender issues, such as whether men should be paid higher wages than women, we are also talking about family issues, because a "yes" answer suggests that husbands should be the family breadwinners.

In this updated second edition of Gender and Families, Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams continue to demystify the complexities and connections between gender and family in contemporary culture, with discussions of race, ethnicity, and social class.

About the Author:
Scott Coltrane is professor of sociology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon

About the Author:
Michele Adams is assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University

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Editorial Reviews

Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society
"Praise for the previous edition" A refreshingly clear and engaging work, which effectively uses popular culture to illuminate the theoretical connections between gender inequality and family life.
— Verta Taylor
Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society
He is a refreshingly clear and engaging writer who uses popular culture effectively to illuminate the theoretical connections between gender inequality and family life.
— Verta Taylor
Signs: Journal of Women In Culture & Society
He is a refreshingly clear and engaging writer who uses popular culture effectively to illuminate the theoretical connections between gender inequality and family life.
— Verta Taylor
Heather Downs
An excellent text on the experience of gender in the institution of the family. The authors provide insight into the theoretical and historical origins of research on gender and the family while engaging the reader. Historical examples and current examples from the media give the reader a context for contemporary debates on gender and the family.
Signs: Journal of Women In Culture & Society - Verta Taylor
"Praise for the previous edition" A refreshingly clear and engaging work, which effectively uses popular culture to illuminate the theoretical connections between gender inequality and family life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742561526
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Gender Lens Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 1,096,602
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Coltrane is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Michele Adams is assistant professor of Sociology at Tulane University.
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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Introduction
About This Volume
Ch. 1 The Social Construction of Gender and Families 1
Ch. 2 Love, Sex, and Marriage 26
Ch. 3 Paid Work and Family Life 53
Ch. 4 Mothers, Fathers, and Family Care 75
Ch. 5 Engendering Children 107
Ch. 6 Regulating Families and Gender 132
Ch. 7 Where Do We Go From Here? 160
References 179
Index 207
About the Author 220
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