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Family Patterns, Gender Relations is a reader featuring a mix of classic and contemporary readings from Canada, the US, and the UK, designed to introduce second- and third-year sociology students to the key issues in family studies today. Through her thoughtful selection of readings and fully updated introductions contextualizing each reading within the discipline, editor Bonnie Fox explores the complex dynamics of family life with a focus on how gendered relationships continue to play a major role in the structure of today's family.
The updated edition has been carefully revised featuring 13 new articles, four of which were written specifically for this edition. New articles tackle a wide range of issues that are important in family studies today, such as transnational families, the influence of the economy on the family unit, divorce, stepfamilies, and an entirely new part covering social policies and the family.
Bonnie Fox is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She has published numerous articles and book chapters as well as When Couples Become Parents: The Creation of Gender in the Transition to Parenthood (UTP, 2009).
Table of Contents
Contents Preface Acknowledgements Part One: Family in Perspective 1. : Studying Families: Concepts, Approaches, Issues and Trends (NEW) Bonnie Fox and Meg Luxton 2. : The Unnatural Family Felicity Edholm Part Two: Family Diversity over Time 3. : Women in an Egalitarian Society: The Montagnais-Naskapi of Canada Eleanor B. Leacock 4. : The Family Economy in Modern England and France Louise A. Tilly and Joan W. Scott 5. : Dynamics of Kin in an Industrial Community Tamara K. Hareven 6. : Putting Mothers on the Pedestal Maxine L. Margolis 7. : Sexuality and the Post-war Domestic "Revival" Mary L. Adams 8. : Wives and Husbands Meg Luxton Part Three: Families Today: The Social Relations That Make Families Section 1: Negotiating Adult Intimacy 9. : "We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina- American Lives (NEW) Yen Le Espiritu 10. : Waiting to Be Asked: Gender, Power, and Relationship Progression among Cohabiting Couples (NEW) Sharon Sassler and Amanda Miller 11. : "Here Comes the Bride": The Making of a "Modern Traditional" Wedding in Western Culture Dawn Currie 12. : Desire, Pleasure, and Sex in Young Adult Heterosexual Relationships (NEW) Melanie Ann Beres Section 2: Parenthood 13. : When the Baby Comes Home Bonnie Fox 14. : "Like a Family": Reproductive Work in a Cooperative Setting Diana Worts 15. : Opting into Motherhood: Lesbians Blurring the Boundaries and Transforming the Meaning of Parenthood and Kinship Gillian A. Dunne 16. : Fathers and Emotional Responsibility from Do Men Mother? (NEW) Andrea Doucet Section 3: The Work of Sustaining Families 17. : The Politics of Family and Immigration in the Subordination of Domestic Workers in Canada Sedef Arat-Koc 18. : Family Coping Strategies: Balancing Paid Employment and Domestic Labour Meg Luxton Part Four: Families Negotiating Change Section 1: Immigration 19. : From Hong Kong to Canada Guida Man 20. : Gender, Generation, and the "Immigrant Family": Negotiating Migration Processes Gillian Creese, Isabel Dyck, and Arlene Tigar McLaren 21. : Making and Sustaining Transnational Families (NEW) Kara Somerville Section 2: Economic and Other Upheaval 22. : The Lake Babine First Nation Family: Yesterday and Today (NEW) Jo-Anne Fiske and Rose Johnny 23. : Putting Together a Life: Families, Coping, and Economic Change, 1997-2008 (NEW) Kate Bezanson Section 3: Divorce and Its Aftermath 24. : Mourning Different Dreams: Gender and the Companionate Marriage (NEW) Catherine Kohler Riessman 25. : "Doing" Post-divorce Childhood (NEW) Carol Smart, Bren Neale, and Amanda Wade 26. : Kinship and Stepfamilies (NEW) Elizabeth Church Part Five: Problems, Policies, and the Law 27. : Confronting Violence in Women's Lives Rosemary Gartner, Myrna Dawson, and Maria Crawford 28. : Conversations about Families in Canadian Courts and Legislatures: Are There "Lessons" for the United States? (NEW) Mary Jane Mossman 29. : Quebec's Policies for Work-Family Balance: A Model for Change? (NEW) Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay Glossary Index