Gender And Families

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-21
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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When we talk about family values, like whether children need two parents, we are also talking about gender values, because a "yes" answer to this question might imply that only women with husbands should have children. In the same way, when we talk about gender issues, such as whether men should be paid higher wages than women, we are also talking about family issues, because a "yes" answer suggests that husbands should be the family breadwinners.

Author Biography

Scott Coltrane is professor of sociology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon Michele Adams is assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University

Table of Contents

The Social Construction of Gender and Familiesp. 1
The Romantic Marketp. 33
Partnership and Marriagep. 65
Paid Work and Family Lifep. 97
Mothers, Fathers, and Family Carep. 127
Engendering Childrenp. 167
Divorce and Remarriagep. 201
Family Violencep. 241
Regulating Families and Genderp. 283
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 323
Referencesp. 343
Indexp. 387
About the Authorsp. 403
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