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This reader examines the family through two lenses--the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly. Consequently, these readings look both at intimate, personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. The reader corresponds exactly to and is published concurrent with Cherlin's textbookPublic and Private Families: An Introduction; both the textbook and the reader have 14 chapters of the same names.
Table of Contents
|Public and Private Families||p. 3|
|The Family in Trouble: Since When? For Whom?||p. 5|
|From Role to Self: The Emergence of Androgynous Love in the 20th Century||p. 16|
|The History of the Family||p. 31|
|What's Love Got to Do with It? A Brief History of Marriage||p. 32|
|Growing Up Is Harder to Do||p. 38|
|Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity|
|Gender and Families||p. 47|
|Doing Gender||p. 49|
|Fathers and Emotional Responsibility||p. 59|
|Social Class and Families||p. 70|
|Ain't No Middle Class||p. 72|
|Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families||p. 85|
|Race, Ethnicity, and Families||p. 108|
|"I'm Here, but I'm There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood||p. 110|
|Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in America||p. 124|
|Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage|
|Sexual Desire and Gender||p. 134|
|Living Apart Together: A New Family Form||p. 142|
|Cohabitation and Marriage||p. 155|
|"Everything's There Except Money": How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry among Cohabitors||p. 157|
|Unmarried with Children||p. 169|
|Work and Families||p. 176|
|The Work-Home Crunch||p. 178|
|Joey's Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt||p. 186|
|Links across the Generations|
|Children and Parents||p. 203|
|Religion and the Domestication of Men||p. 204|
|Gay Parenthood and the Decline of Paternity as we Knew It||p. 208|
|Older People and their Families||p. 223|
|Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds||p. 225|
|Men and Women: Together and Apart in the Later Years||p. 236|
|Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution|
|Domestic Violence||p. 261|
|Control and Violence in Intimate Relationships||p. 263|
|Controversies Surrounding Mandatory Arrest Policies and the Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence||p. 275|
|Life without Father: What Happens to the Children?||p. 283|
|Children's Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives||p. 287|
|The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities||p. 297|
|Beyond the Two-Parent Family: How Teenagers Fare in Cohabiting Couple and Blended Families||p. 308|
|Family and Society|
|The Family, The State, and Social Policy||p. 317|
|American Dream: Money: Milwaukee, Summer 1999||p. 319|
|Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America's Children||p. 327|
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