Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care

Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care

by Karen V. Hansen

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In Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care, Karen V. Hansen investigates the lives of working parents and the informal networks they construct to help care for their children. She chronicles the conflicts, hardships, and triumphs of four families of various social classes. Each must navigate the ideology that mandates that parents, mothers in particular, rear their own children, in the face of an economic reality that requires that parents rely on the help of others. In vivid family stories, parents detail how they and their networks of friends, paid caregivers, and extended kin collectively close the "care gap" for their school-aged children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813557793
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

KAREN V. HANSEN is an associate professor of sociology and women's studies at Brandeis University and is the co-editor of Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Tables and Figures Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter One: Networks of Interdependence in an Age of Independence I. Profiles of Four Networks of Interdependence Chapter Two: The Cranes: An Absorbent Safety Net Chapter Three: The Aldriches: A Family Foundation Chapter Four: The Duvall-Brennans: A Loose Association of Advisors Chapter Five: The Beckers: A Warm Web of People II. Constructing and Maintaining Networks Chapter Six: Staging Networks: Inclusion and Exclusion Chapter Seven: The Tangle of Reciprocity Chapter Eight: Men, Women, and the Gender of Caregiving Conclusion Appendix Notes Bibliography Index List of Tables and Figures Table 1.1 Characteristics of Adult Members of Networks of Care Table 1.2 Gender and Marital Status of Anchors and Network Members Table 2.1 Crane Network Table 3.1 Aldrich Network Table 4.1 Duvall-Brennan Network Table 5.1 Becker Network Figure 7.1 The Reciprocity Continuum Figure 7.2 Reciprocities Compared: Kin-based Society to Single-Mother Community Table 8.1 Men in the Networks of Care

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Family United States, Social networks United States, Social classes United States

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