9780205418237

Family in Transition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205418237

  • ISBN10:

    0205418236

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This best-selling reader on families and intimate relationships identifies the most current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with perennial favorites. Many selections support the authors claim of a "triple revolution" transforming contemporary family life: the move to a postindustrial service and information economy; a life course revolution brought about by reduced mortality and fertility; and psychological changes rooted in rising educational levels.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: Family in Transition 1(10)
PART ONE The Changing Family
11(82)
Families Past and Present
14(35)
``The Theoretical Importance of the Family''
14(12)
William J. Goode
``The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life''
26(6)
Anthony Giddens
``The Life Course Revolution''
32(8)
Arlene Skolnick
``What We Really Miss about the 1950s''
40(9)
Stephanie Coontz
Public Debates and Private Lives
49(44)
``The Mommy Wars: Ambivalence, Ideological Work, and the Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood''
49(17)
Sharon Hays
``Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views''
66(19)
Janet Z. Giele
``Should the Government Promote Marriage?''
85(8)
Andrew J. Cherlin
PART TWO Sex and Gender
93(158)
Changing Gender Roles
97(34)
``Destined for Equality''
97(8)
Robert M. Jackson
``Children of the Gender Revolution: Some Theoretical Questions and Findings from the Field''
105(12)
Kathleen Gerson
``Men's Family Work: Child-Centered Fathering and the Sharing of Domestic Labor''
117(14)
Scott Coltrane
Michele Adams
Sexuality and Society
131(30)
``Raging Hormones, Regulated Love: Adolescent Sexuality in the United States and the Netherlands''
131(5)
Amy T. Schalet
``Sexual Revolution(s)''
136(17)
Beth Bailey
``The Case of Lawrence v. Texas: A Milestone for Gay Rights''
153(8)
Courtship and Marriage
161(36)
``Dating Scripts Revisited''
161(9)
Mary Riege Laner
Nicole A. Ventrone
``Grounds for Marriage: How Relationships Succeed or Fail''
170(10)
Arlene Skolnick
``Cohabitation''
180(10)
Lynne M. Casper
Suzanne M. Bianchi
``The Future of Marriage''
190(7)
Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.
Divorce and Remarriage
197(54)
``Divorce Culture: A Quest for Relational Equality in Marriage''
197(12)
Karla B. Hackstaff
``Children's Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives''
209(23)
Joan B. Kelly
Robert E. Emery
``The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities''
232(19)
Mary Ann Mason
PART THREE Parents and Children
251(82)
Parenthood
254(45)
``New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers''
254(20)
Philip Cowan
Carolyn Pape Cowan
``Caring for Our Young: Child Care in Europe and the United States''
274(8)
Dan Clawson
Naomi Gerstel
``Transracial and Open Adoption: New Forms of Family Relationships''
282(8)
Mary Lyndon Shanley
``The Four Facets of Fatherhood''
290(9)
Nicholas Townsend
Childhood
299(34)
``Beyond Sentimentality: American Childhood as a Social and Cultural Construct''
299(13)
Steven Mintz
``What Children Think about Their Working Parents''
312(11)
Ellen Galinsky
``How Families Still Matter: A Longitudinal Study of Youth in Two Generations''
323(10)
Vern L. Bengston
Timothy J. Biblarz
Robert E. L. Roberts
PART FOUR Families in Society
333(173)
Work and Family
337(59)
``Families on the Fault Line''
337(17)
Lillian B. Rubin
``Family Values against the Odds''
354(15)
Katherine S. Newman
``The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home''
369(7)
Arlie Hochschild
Anne Machung
``Overworked Individuals or Overworked Families? Explaining Trends in Work, Leisure and Family Time''
376(20)
Jerry A. Jacobs
Kathleen Gerson
Dimensions of Diversity
396(86)
``Diversity within African American Families''
396(24)
Ronald L. Taylor
``Diversity within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science''
420(26)
Maxine Baca Zinn
Barbara Wells
``You'll Never Walk Alone': Lesbian and Gay Weddings and the Authenticity of the Same-Sex Couple''
446(15)
Ellen Lewin
``'The Normal American Family' as an Interpretive Structure of Family Life among Grown Children of Korean and Vietnamese Immigrants''
461(21)
Karen Pyke
Trouble in the Family
482(24)
``Why Do They Do It?''
482(14)
Kristin Luker
``Few Good Men: Why Poor Mothers Stay Single''
496(10)
Kathryn Edin
``Research on Domestic Violence: Making Distinctions''
506
Michael P. Johnson
Kathleen J. Ferraro

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