ISBN-10:
0415958210
ISBN-13:
9780415958219
Pub. Date:
03/11/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2

American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2

by Stephanie Coontz

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ISBN-13: 9780415958219
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/11/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 535,009
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stephanie Coontz is Professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College. She is the author of numerous books, including Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage.

Maya Parson is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gabrielle Raley is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Stephanie Coontz -- Introduction

I. THE AMERICAN TRADITION OF FAMILY DIVERSITY

Bonnie Thornton Dill -- Fictive Kin, Paper sons, and Compadrazgo:

Women of Color and the Struggle for Family Survival

David Wallace Adams -- Excerpts

from Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928

Niara Sudarkasa -- Interpreting the African Heritage in Afro-American Family Organization

Evelyn Nakano Glenn -- Split Household. Small Producer and Dual Wage

Earner: An Analysis of Chinese-American Family Strategies

Stephanie Coontz -- Working Class Families, 1870-1890

George J. Sanchez -- Excerpts from Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

Jacqueline

Jones -- Southern Diaspora: Origins of the Northern "Underclass"

II. INTEGRATING RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER INTO FAMILY THEORY

Rayna Rapp -- Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes Toward an Understanding of Ideology

Patricia Hill Collins --

Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood

Karen Brodkin Sacks -- Toward a Unified Theory of Class, Race, and Gender

Maxine Baca Zinn -- Social Science Theorizing for Latino Families in the Age of Diversity

III. WORKING CLASS

AND INNER-CITY FAMILIES UNDER ECONOMIC STRESS

Thomas Sugrue -- Poor Families in an Era of Urban Transformation: The "Underclass" Family in Myth and Reality

Gabrielle Raley -- No Good Choices: Teenage Childbearing, Concentrated Poverty, and Welfare Reform

Lillian B. Rubin -- Excerpts from Families on the Fault Line: America's Working Class Speaks About the Family, the Economy, Race and Ethnicity

IV. GLOBALIZATION AND THE NEW IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo -- Women and Children First: New

Directions in Anti-Immigrant Politics

Grace Chang -- Global Exchange: The World Bank, "Welfare Reform," and the Global Trade in Filipina Workers

Nazli Kibria -- Migration and Vietnamese American Women: Remaking Ethnicity V. WORK-FAMILY ISSUES

Sarah

Ryan -- Management by Stress: The Reorganization of Work Hits Home in the 1990s

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner -- Gender Displays and Men's Power: The "New Man" and the Mexican Immigrant Man

Tamara Anderson and Beth Vail --

Child Care Dilemmas in Contemporary Families

VI. FAMILY DIVERSITY: NEW MODELS AND OLD

Judith Stacey -- Gay and Lesbian Families are Here; All Our Families are Queer; Let's Get Used to It!

Beverly Greene and Nancy Boyd-Franklin -- African American

Lesbians: Issues in Couples Therapy

Michelle Harrison -- Social Construction of Mary Beth Whitehead

Barbara Katz Rothman -- Comment on Harrison: The Commodification of Motherhood

Maria P. P. Root -- Resolving "Other" Status: Identity Development of

Biracial Individuals

Margaret Crosbie-Burnett and William Julius Wilson -- Use of African- American Family Structures and Functioning to Address the Challenges of European-American Postdivorce Families

VII. RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY, ENCOURAGING SOLIDARITY

Roger Lawson and William Julius Wilson -- Poverty, Social Rights, and the Quality of Citizenship

Stephen Steinberg --The Case for a Race Specific Policy

Judith Stacey -- The Family Values Fable

African-American Family)

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