The Media and Middle Class Moms [NOOK Book]

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This book engagingly presents firsthand, ethnographic research from a study that examined, in the context of actual work/family choices, how middle class American parents received, processed, and sometimes resisted media messages about work and family.

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The Media and Middle Class Moms

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Overview

This book engagingly presents firsthand, ethnographic research from a study that examined, in the context of actual work/family choices, how middle class American parents received, processed, and sometimes resisted media messages about work and family.

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Choice Recommended, February 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203892732
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 607 KB

Meet the Author

Lara Descartes is Associate Professor of Family Studies at Brescia University College. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include work and family, popular culture, and how identity factors (race, class, gender, geographic locale, etc.) impact family life.

Conrad P. Kottak is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor (and former Chair) of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He has done ethnographic field work on work/family issues in Brazil, Madagascar, and the United States. His research interests also encompass global change, national and international culture, and mass media.

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Table of Contents

1. Media-ting Work and Family 2. Studying a Midwestern Town 3. Changing Images of Family and Work in the Media 4. HGTV and Sports Illustrated 5. Work-Family Choices 6. Everybody Had a Role and They All Were a Family 7. Isolation, Boundaries, and Connection: Six Case Studies 8. Comparison, Connection, and Common Ground

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