Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 1

Public and Private Families: A Reader / Edition 1

by Andrew J. Cherlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070119295

ISBN-13: 9780070119291

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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

Overview

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

(* indicates a new reading)

Preface

Part One: Introduction

Chapter 1: Public and Private Families

1.1 "A 'Quieting' of Family Change" (Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi)

1.2 "From Role to Self: The Emergence of Androygynous Love in the 20th Century" (Francesca M. Cancian)

Chapter 2: The History of the Family

*2.1 "What's Love Got To Do With It? A Brief History of Marriage." (Stephanie Coontz)

*2.2 "Growing Up is Harder To Do" (Frank F. Furstenbrg, Jr. Sheela Kennedy, Vonnie C. McLoyd, Ruben G. Rumbaut, and Richard A. Setterson, Jr.)

Part Two: Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity

Chapter 3: Gender and Families

3.1 "Doing Gender" (Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman

3.2 "Feeding as 'Women’s Work'" (Marjorie L. DeVault)

Chapter 4: Social Class and Families

4.1 "Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black and White Families" (Annette Lareau)

*4.2 "Ain't No Middle Class" (Susan Sheehan)

Chapter 5: Race, Ethnicity and Families

5.1 "'I’m here, but I’m There:' The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood" (Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila)

*5.2 "Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in America" (Zhenchao Qian)

Part Three: Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage

Chapter 6: Sexualities

6.1 "Sexual Desire and Gender" (Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter)

*6.2 "Living Apart Together: A New Family Form" (Irene Levin)

Chapter 7: Cohabitation and Marriage

*7.1 "Umarried with Children" (Kathyrn Edin and Maria Kefalas)

*7.2 "'Everything's There ExceptMoney': How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry Among Cohabitors" (Pamela J. Smock, Wendy D. Manning, and Meredith Porter)

Chapter 8: Work and Families

8.1 "The Cost of Caring" (Paula England and Nancy Folbre)

8.2 "Joey’s Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt" (Arlie Russell Hochschild)

Part Four: Links across the Generations

Chapter 9: Children and Parents

*9.1 "The Evangelical Family Paradox: Conservative Rhetoric, Progress Practice" (W. Branford Wilcox and John P. Bartkowski)

*9.2 "Gay Parenthood and the Decline of Paternity as We Knew It" (Judith Stacey)

Chapter 10: The Elderly and Their Families

10.1 "Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds" (Vern L. Bengtson)

10.2 "Men and Women: Together and Apart in the Later Years" (Katherine S. Newman)

Part Five: Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution

Chapter 11: Domestic Violence

*11.1 "The Influence of Physical and Sexual Abuse on Marriage and Cohabitation" (Andrew J. Cherlin, Linda M. Burton, Tera R. Hurt, and Diane M. Purvin)

*11.2 "Domestic Violence: "The Intersection of Gender and Control" (Michael P. Johnson)

Chapter 12: Divorce

12.1 "Life Without Father: What Happens to the Children" (Sara McLanahan)

12.2 “Doing” Post-Divorce Childhood" (Carol Smart, Bren Neale, and Amanda Wade)

Chapter 13: Remarriage and Stepfamilies

*13.1: "The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities"

13.2 "Overlooked Aspects of Stepfathering" (William Marsiglio)

Part Six: Family and Society

Chapter 14: The Family, the State, and Social Policy

*14.1 Excerpt from American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Jason DeParle)

*14.2 "Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America's Children" (William Meezan and Jonathan Rauch)

Chapter 15: Social Change and Families

15.1 "Family Change and Family Diversity" (Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.)

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