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Public and Private Families: A Reader, seventh edition, exemplifies Andrew Cherlin's belief that families matter in both the public and private sphere, and the book's 28 readings reflect this notion. Keyed to the fourteen chapters of Cherlin's successful text Public and Private Families: An Introduction, also in its seventh edition, the reader includes both veteran and updated materials that both supplement and enhance the introduction.
Table of Contents
1. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FAMILIES
The Family in Trouble: Since When? For Whom?, Claude S. Fischer and Michael Hout
From Role to Self: The Emergence of Androgynous Love in the 20th Century, Francesca M. Cancian
2. THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY
What’s Love Got to Do with It? A Brief History of Marriage, Stephanie Coontz
Growing Up Is Harder to Do, Frank F. Furstenberg Jr.,Sheela Kennedy, Vonnie C. McLoyd, Rubén G. Rumbaut, andRichard A. Settersten Jr.
Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity
3. GENDER AND FAMILIES
Doing Gender, Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman
Betwixt and Be Tween: Gender Contradictions among Middle Schoolers, Barbara J. Risman and ELizabeth Seale
4. SOCIAL CLASS AND FAMILIES
Blue-Collar Blues/White-Collar Weddings, Andrew J. Cherlin
Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families, Annette Lareau
5. RACE, ETHNICITY, AND FAMILIES
Why Won’t African Americans Get (and Stay) Married? Why Should They?, Shirley A. Hill
Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in America, Zhenchao Qian
Sexuality, Partnership and Marriage
Sexual Desire and Gender, Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter
Living Apart Together: A New Family Form, Irene Levin
7. COHABITATION AND MARRIAGE
“Everything’s There Except Money”: How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry among Cohabitors, Pamela J. Smock, Wendy D. Manning, and Meredith Porter
Unmarried with Children, Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas
8. WORK AND FAMILIES
The Work-Home Crunch, Kathleen Gerson and Jerry A. Jacobs
The Odd Disconnect: Our Family-Hostile Public Policy,Joan C. Williams
Links across the Generations
9. CHILDREN AND PARENTS
Fragile Families and the Reproduction of Poverty, Sara McLanahan
Migrant Time versus Child Time, Joanna Dreby
10. OLDER PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES
Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance ofMultigenerational Bonds, Vern L. Bengtson
The Accordion Family, Katherine S. Newman
Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution
11. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Control and Violence in Intimate Relationships, Michael P. Johnson
Controversies Surrounding Mandatory Arrest Policies and the Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Amy Leisenring
Life without Father: What Happens to the Children?, Sara McLanahan
Children’s Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives, Joan B. Kelly and Robert E. Emery
The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities, Mary Ann Mason
Five Styles of Positive Stepmothering from the Perspective of Young Adult Stepdaughters, Helen M. Crohn
Family and Society
14. THE FAMILY, THE STATE, AND SOCIAL POLICY
Improving the Safety Net for Single Mothers Who Face Serious Barriers to Work, Rebecca M. Blank
Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting and America’s Children, William Meezan and Jonathan Rauch