New Family Values: Liberty, Equality, Diversity / Edition 1

New Family Values: Liberty, Equality, Diversity / Edition 1

by Karen Struening
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742512312

ISBN-13: 9780742512313

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How many different kinds of families are there? New Family Values provides a critical analysis of those who argue that law and policy should be used to foster one model of the family -- the intact, two-parent, heterosexual family. Karen Struening argues that this position does not adequately address the problem it supposedly solves -- family dissolution -- and…  See more details below

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How many different kinds of families are there? New Family Values provides a critical analysis of those who argue that law and policy should be used to foster one model of the family -- the intact, two-parent, heterosexual family. Karen Struening argues that this position does not adequately address the problem it supposedly solves -- family dissolution -- and unnecessarily constrains personal liberty. Healthy families may be necessary for civic unity and individual stability, but there can be many different kinds of families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742512313
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
1Debating Family Values1
2Personal Liberty and the Right of Privacy31
3What Are Families For? An Argument for Diversity in Family Forms65
4Fatherless Families and the Reassertion of the Gender-Structured Family97
5Do Welfare Recipients Have a Right of Privacy? A Public/Private Paradox131
6Feminist Family Policies: A Comparison of the Egalitarian and Caregiver Models153
Conclusion187
Bibliography193
Index207
About the Author215

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