Gender and Families

Gender and Families

by Scott Coltrane, Michele Adams

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When we talk about family values, like whether children need two parents, we are also talking about gender values, because a "yes" answer to this question might imply that only women with husbands should have children. In the same way, when we talk about gender issues, such as whether men should be paid higher wages than women, we are also talking about family issues, because a "yes" answer suggests that husbands should be the family breadwinners.

In this updated second edition of Gender and Families, Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams continue to demystify the complexities and connections between gender and family in contemporary culture, with discussions of race, ethnicity, and social class.

About the Author:
Scott Coltrane is professor of sociology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon

About the Author:
Michele Adams is assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742561519
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2008
Series: Gender Lens Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 1,255,873
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Scott Coltrane is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Michele Adams is assistant professor of Sociology at Tulane University.

Table of Contents

The Social Construction of Gender and Families     1
The Romantic Market     33
Partnership and Marriage     65
Paid Work and Family Life     97
Mothers, Fathers, and Family Care     127
Engendering Children     167
Divorce and Remarriage     201
Family Violence     241
Regulating Families and Gender     283
Where Do We Go from Here?     323
References     343
Index     387
About the Authors     403

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