Part One: Introduction
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Chapter 1: Public and Private Families
*1.1 A “Quieting” of Family Change, by Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi. Source: Pp. 1-13 from Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi. 2002. Continuity and Change in the American Family. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
*1.2 On the Way to a Post-Familial Family: From a Community of Need to Elective Affinities, by Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim. Source: Pp. 85-100 in Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim. 2002. Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences. London: Sage Publications.
Chapter 2: The History of the Family
*2.1 An Archaeology of American Monogamy, by Nancy F. Cott. Source: Pp. 9-23 in Nancy F. Cott. 2000. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.
2.2 From Patriarchy to Androgeny and Other Myths: Placing Men’s Family Roles in Historical Perspective, by Steven Mintz. Source: “From Patriarchy to Androgeny and Other Myths: Placing Men’s Family Roles in Historical Perspective,” from Alan Booth and Ann C. Crouter, (eds.), Men in Families. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Part Two: Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity
Chapter 3: Gender and Families
*3.1 Doing Gender, by Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman. Source: Pp. 125-140 from Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman. 1987. “Doing Gender.” Gender & Society 1: 125-151.
3.2 Feeding as “Women’s Work” byMarjorie L. DeVault Source: Marjorie I. DeVault. 1991. Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Chapter 4: Social Class and Families
*4.1 Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black and White Families, by Annette Lareau. Source: Pp. 747-761 and 766-776 from Annette Lareau. 2002. “Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black and White Families.” American Sociological Review 67: 747-776.
4.2 The Black Middle Class, by Mary Pattillo-McCoy Source: Mary Patillo-McCoy. 1999. Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Chapter 5: Race, Ethnicity and Families
*5.1 “I’m here, but I’m There:” The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila. Source: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila. 1997. “ ‘I’m here, but I’m There:’ The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood.” Gender & Society 11: 548-571.
5.2 Family Values, by Katherine S. Newman. Source: Katherine S. Newman. 1999. No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Part Three: Sexuality, Love, Partnership, and Marriage
Chapter 6: Sexuality and Love
*6.1 Gay Marriage, by Steven Seidman. Source: Steven Seidman. 2003. The Social Construction of Sexuality. New York: W. W. Norton.
6.2 Sexual Desire and Gender, by Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter. Source: Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter. 1998. The Gender of Sexuality. Pine Forge Press.
Chapter 7: Spouses and Partners
7.1 From Role to Self: The Emergence of Androgynous Love in the 20th Century, by Francesca M. Cancian. Source: Francesca M. Cancian. 1987. Love in America: Gender and Self-Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
*7.2 The Theory and Practice of the Pure Relationship, by Anthony Giddens. Source: Anthony Giddens. 1991. Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in Late Modern Age. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Chapter 8: Work and Families
*8.1 The Cost of Caring, by Paula England and Nancy Folbre. Source: Paula England and Nancy Folbre. 1999. “The Cost of Caring,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 561: 39-51.
8.2 Joey’s Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt, by Arlie Russell Hochschild. Source: Arlie Russell Hochschild. 1989. The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. New York: Viking Penguin.
Part Four: Links across the Generations
Chapter 9: Children and Parents
*9.1 Why Can’t a Mother be More Like a Businessman? by Sharon Hays. Source: Sharon Hays. 1996. The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood New Haven: Yale University Press.
9.2 Blood Knots: Adoption, Reproduction, and the Politics of Family, by Elizabeth Bartholet. Source: Elizabeth Bartholet. 1993 (September 21). “Blood Knots: Adoption, Reproduction, and the Politics of Family.” The American Prospect 48-57.
Chapter 10: The Elderly and Their Families
*10.1 Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds by Vern L. Bengtson. Source: Vern L. Bengtson. 2001. “Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds.”Journal of Marriage and Family 63: 1-16.
*10.2 Men and Women: Together and Apart in the Later Years, by Katherine S. Newman. Source: Katherine S. Newman. 2003. A Different Shade of Gray: Midlife and Beyond in the Inner City. New York: New Press.
Part Five: Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution
Chapter 11: Domestic Violence
*11.1 Class, Race, and Research on Woman Battering, by James Ptacek. Source: James Ptacek. 1999. Battered Women in the Courtroom: The Power of Judicial Responses. Boston: Northeastern University Press.
*11.2 Dangerous Dependencies: The Intersection of Welfare Reform and Domestic Violence, by Ellen K. Scott, Andrew S. London, and Nancy A. Myers. Source: Ellen K. Scott, Andrew S. London, and Nancy A. Myers. 2002. “Dangerous Dependencies: The Intersection of Welfare Reform and Domestic Violence,” Gender & Society 16: 878-897.
Chapter 12: Divorce
*12.1 Life Without Father: What Happens to the Children, by Sara McLanahan. Source: Sara McLanahan. 2002. “Life Without Father: What Happens to the Children.” Context 1 (no. 1):
*12.2 “Doing” Post-Divorce Childhood, by Carol Smart, Bren Neale, and Amanda Wade. Source: Carol Smart, Bren Neale, and Amanda Wade. 2001. The Changing Experiences of Childhood. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Chapter 13: Remarriage and Stepfamilies
*13.1: Overlooked Aspects of Stepfathering, by William Marsiglio. Source: William Marsiglio. 2004. Stepdads: Stories of Love, Hope, and Repair. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.
13.2 Stepfamilies over the Life Course: Social Support, by Lynn White. Source: Lynn White. 1994. “Stepfamilies over the Life Course: Social Support,” from Alan Booth and Judy Dunn (eds.), Stepfamilies: Who Benefits, Who Does Not? Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Part Six: Family and Society
Chapter 14: The Family, the State, and Social Policy
*14.1 How is the 1996 Welfare Reform Law Affecting Poor Families? by Andrew J. Cherlin. Source: Andrew Cherlin. 2004. (Original article, revised for 4e). Reprinted with permission of the author.
*14.2 Marriage as a Precommitment, by Elizabeth S. Scott. Source: Elizabeth S. Scott. 2000. Pp. 161-178 in Martin King Whyte, ed., Marriage in America: A Communitarian Perspective. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Chapter 15: Social Change and Families
15.1 Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views, by Janet Z. Giele. Source: Janet Z. Geile. 1996. “Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views.” Pp. 89-115 in David Popenoe, et al., eds., Promises to Keep: Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
*15.2 Family Change and Family Diversity, by Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. Source: Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. 1999. “Family Change and Family Diversity.” Pp. 147-165 in Neil J. Smelser and Jeffrey C. Alexander, eds., Diversity and Its Discontents: Cultural Conflict and Common Ground in Contemporary American Society. Princeton: Princeton University Press.