In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic inequality among families has risen to levels not seen since the 1920s.
This second edition of American Families offers several benefits:
- clear conceptual focus
- new attention to the historical origins of contemporary family diversity
- well-chosen essays by leading names from across the curriculum
- explores the interactions between race-ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping family life
- cCompletely updated and expanded bibliography of related sources
- new companion website with student and instructor resources to enhance learning.
Leading off with a comprehensive and teachable introduction to the topic, this completely updated, revised, and expanded second edition of Stephanie Coontz's classic collection American Families remains the best resource available on family diversity in America.
For additional information and classroom resources please visit the American Families companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415958219.
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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 ContentsStephanie 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
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
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
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