Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 3

Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 3

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by Andrew J. Cherlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072405449

ISBN-13: 9780072405446

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Written by one one of the leading authorities in the field,PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES examines the family through two lenses,the familiar private family in which we live most of our lives and the public family where we,as adults,deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly,the increase in divorce,and childbearing outside of marriage. Thus the…  See more details below

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Written by one one of the leading authorities in the field,PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES examines the family through two lenses,the familiar private family in which we live most of our lives and the public family where we,as adults,deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly,the increase in divorce,and childbearing outside of marriage. Thus the books looks at both intimate personal concerns,such as whether to marry,and societal concerns,such as government policies that affect families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072405446
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
564

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1Public and Private Families3
2The History of the Family31
3Gender and Families67
4Social Class and Families99
5Race, Ethnicity, and Families125
6The Family, the State, and Social Policy159
7Sexuality and Love187
8Paths to Family Formation221
9Spouses and Partners259
10Work and Families287
11Domestic Violence319
12Divorce349
13Remarriage379
14Children and Parents407
15The Elderly and Their Families445
16Social Change and Families477
Glossary505
Acknowledgments511
Photo Credits515
Index517

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