Women and Stepfamilies

Women and Stepfamilies

by Nan Maglin, Nancy Schniedewind
     
 
Through political theory, fiction, and poetry, a wide range of contributors look at living arrangements that are considered atypical....Particularly moving is the fact that the book includes a variety of perspectives: that of stepmother, stepgrandmother, stepsister and stepdaughter. The book helps, both in a personal sense and in terms of analyzing family norms.

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Through political theory, fiction, and poetry, a wide range of contributors look at living arrangements that are considered atypical....Particularly moving is the fact that the book includes a variety of perspectives: that of stepmother, stepgrandmother, stepsister and stepdaughter. The book helps, both in a personal sense and in terms of analyzing family norms.

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"This text richly captures people making use of and growing with the intricacies of bi-nuclear families."
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

"Women and Stepfamilies confronts these myths head-on. Through political theory, fiction and poetry, a wide range of contributors look at living arrangements that are considered atypical. Particularly moving is the fact that the book includes a variety of perspectives: that of stepmother, stepgrandmother, stepsister and stepdaughter . [The book] helps, both in a personal sense and in terms of analyzing family norms. As the first book to focus on the unique, varied perspectives of women, told in their own words, it goes a long way toward addressing the myriad issues raised when people come together out of love and try to forge cohesive living units out of disparate, non-biologically related parts. Equally important, the editors deserve kudos for the inclusivity of the volume. It is multinational, multiclass and reflects the perspectives of both lesbian and heterosexual stepmothers and stepdaughters.... I read it with glee, putting it down only to answer a call, or break up a fight between siblings not of my loins."
Eleanor J. Bader, New Directions for Women

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877227823
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Women In The Political Economy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Nan Bauer Maglin is Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

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