ISBN-10:
1412842263
ISBN-13:
9781412842266
Pub. Date:
07/30/2011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Strangers in the House: The World of Stepsiblings and Half-Siblings / Edition 1

Strangers in the House: The World of Stepsiblings and Half-Siblings / Edition 1

by William R. Beer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412842266
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/30/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

William R. Beer was deputy chairman of the sociology department at Brooklyn College and, before that, worked for the New York City Planning Department. Some of his other works include American Stepfamilies and Househusbands: Men and Housework in American Families.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Stepfamilies in Contemporary American Society 1

2 Sharing Parental and Stepparental Affection (and Almost Everything Else) 23

3 Revolution in the Ranks: Changes in Birth Order and Age Order 51

4 Sex, Love, and Hostility: What Happens Between Opposite-Sex Stepsiblings? 63

5 The Birth of a Half-Sibling: Boon or Bane? 93

6 Conclusion: The Sociology of Stepsiblings 127

Name Index 141

Subject Index 143

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