Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 2

Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 2

by Andrew J. Cherlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072319925

ISBN-13: 9780072319927

Pub. Date: 06/13/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Public and Private Families: A Reader,Second Editionexamines the family through two lenses — the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives,and the public family in which we,as adults,deal with broader societal issues such as raising the next generation and the care of the elderly. Consequently the selected readings…  See more details below

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Public and Private Families: A Reader,Second Editionexamines the family through two lenses — the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives,and the public family in which we,as adults,deal with broader societal issues such as raising the next generation and the care of the elderly. Consequently the selected readings look both at intimate personal concerns,such as whether to marry,as well as societal concerns,such as governmental policies that affect families. The author introduces each chapter,providing helpful lead-ins to the readings that follow. The 32 readings in this edition are comprised of a well-balanced mix of highly accessible selections from the popular press as well as articles from scholarly journals.

This reader serves as an excellent companion to other texts in the sociology of marriage and the family and as a useful source of information on its own. It is an excellent supplement to Cherlin's text,Public and Private Families: An Introduction. Its 16 chapters,which address contemporary issues such as the history of the family,welfare and welfare reform,divorce and stepparenting are keyed to the 16 chapters in Cherlin's text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072319927
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/13/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.72(d)

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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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