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Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 1

Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Andrew J. Cherlin


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Public and Private Families: An Introduction / Edition 1

Written by one one of the leading authorities in the field,PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES examines the family through two lenses,the familiar private family in which we live most of our lives and the public family where we,as adults,deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly,the increase in divorce,and childbearing outside of marriage. Thus the books looks at both intimate personal concerns,such as whether to marry,and societal concerns,such as government policies that affect families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070106321
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 530

About the Author

Andrew J. Cherlin is Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He received a B.S. from Yale University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976. He is the author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, Public and Private Families: An Introduction. His other books include Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage (revised and enlarged edition, 1992), Divided Families: What Happens to Children when Parents Part (with Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., 1991), The Changing American Family and Public Policy (1988), and The New American Grandparent: A Place in the Family, A Life Apart (with Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., 1986). In 1989-1990 he was chair of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. In 1999 he was president of the Population Association of America, the scholarly organization for demographic research.

In 2005, Professor Cherlin was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He recived the Distinguished Career Award in 2003 from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2001, he received the Olivia S. Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing in the Population Sciences; and in 1999, he was President of the Population Association of America. He was also received a Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for his research on the effects of family structure onchildren. His recent articles include "The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage," in the Journal of Marriage and Family; "The Influence of Physical and Sexual Abuse on Marriage and Cohabitation," in the American Sociological Review; and "American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century," in The Future of Children.

He also has written many articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Newsweek, and other periodicals. He has been interviewed on ABC News Nightline, the Today Show, network evening news programs, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and other news programs and documentaries.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Public and Private Families

Chapter 2: The History of the Family
Part II: Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity

Chapter 3: Gender and Families

Chapter 4: Social Class and Families

Chapter 5: Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Part III: Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage

Chapter 6: Sexualities

Chapter 7: Cohabitation and Marriage

Chapter 8: Work and Families
Part IV: Links Across the Generations

Chapter 9: Children and Parents

Chapter 10: The Elderly and Their Families
Part V: Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution

Chapter 11: Domestic Violence

Chapter 12: Divorce

Chapter 13: Remarriage and Stepfamilies

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