American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2

American Families: A Multicultural Reader / Edition 2

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415958219
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/11/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 236,195
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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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