Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 1

Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 1

by Andrew J. Cherlin
     
 

This reader examines the family through two lenses--the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly. Consequently, these readings look both at intimate, personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal… See more details below

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This reader examines the family through two lenses--the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly. Consequently, these 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 reader corresponds exactly to and is published concurrent with Cherlin’s textbook Public and Private Families: An Introduction; both the textbook and the reader have 15 same-named chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070119291
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384

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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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