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This anthology explores the issues and diversity of contemporary families, presenting balanced coverage of racial and ethnic variation and discussing a wide variety of family arrangements and processes. 32 out of the 50 selections included are new to this edition.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Study of Families|
|"The Family in Question: What is the Family? Is It Universal?"|
|"Feminist Rethinking from Racial-Ethnic Families"|
|"The Emergence of Lesbian-Coparent Families in Postmodern Society"|
|"Values, Policy, and the Family"|
|Historical Changes and Family Variations|
|"Historical Perspectives on Family Diversity"|
|"Fictive Kin, Paper Sons, and Compradazgo"|
|"The Politics of Theorizing Black Families: Old Debates, New Directions"|
|"'The Normal American Family' as an Interpretive Structure of Family Life among Grown children of Korean and Vietnamese Immigrants"|
|"Gender, Economy, and Kinship in Complex Households among Six U.S. Ethnic Groups"|
|Courtship, Dating, and Power|
|Choosing Mates--The American Way|
|"Gendered Sexuality in Young Adulthood: Double Binds and Flawed Options"|
|"Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths"|
|"Arranged Marriages: What's Love Got to Do With It?"|
|Marriage, Cohabitation, and Partnership|
|"The Deinstitutionalization of Marriage"|
|"State of Our Unions: Marriage Promotion and the Contested Power of Heterosexuality"|
|"Marriage: The Good, the Bad, and the Greedy"|
|"Clashing Dreams: Highly Educated Overseas Brides and Low-Wage U.S. Husbands"|
|"Families Formed Outside of Marriage"|
|"Living Apart Together: A New Family Form"|
|"From This Day Forward: Commitment, Marriage, and Family in Lesbian and Gay Relationships"|
|Motherhood and Fatherhood|
|"Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood"|
|"Mothering From a Distance: Emotions, Gender, and Intergenerational Relations in Filipino Transnational Families"|
|"Mothering for the State: Foster Parenting and the Challenges of Government-Contracted Carework"|
|"Fathering: Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Dilemmas"|
|"What It Means to Be Daddy: Fatherhood for Black Men Living Away From Their Children"|
|"The Father as an Idea"|
|Parents and Parenting, Children and Childrearing|
|"Not-so-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care"|
|"Beyond the Birth Family: African American Children Reared by Alternative Caregivers"|
|"Out of Sorts: Adoption and (Un)Desirable Children"|
|"How) Does The Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?"|
|"Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families"|
|"Consumption as Care and Belonging: Economies of Dignity in Children's Daily Lives"|
|Grandparents and Multigenerational Relationships|
|"The Strengths of Apache Grandmothers: Observations on Commitment, Culture, and Caretaking"|
|"My Mother's Hip: Lessons from the World of Eldercare"|
|Divorce, Remarriage, and Blended Families|
|"Framing Divorce Reform: Media, Morality, and the Politics of Family"|
|"Divorce Culture and Marital Gender Equality: A Cross-National Study"|
|"Accounting for Divorce: Gender and Uncoupling Narratives"|
|"The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities"|
|"Overlooked Aspects of Stepfathering"|
|Families and Violence|
|"Through a Feminist Lens: Gender, Diversity, and Violence: Extending the Feminist Framework"|
|"Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Domestic Violence Against South Asian Women in the United States"|
|"Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering"|
|"Abuse of Elders"|
|Families, Work, and Carework|
|"The Work-Home Crunch"|
|"Fast Track Women and the 'Choice' to Stay Home"|
|"Negotiating Work and Parenting over the Life Course: Mexican Family Dynamics in a Binational Context"|
|"Gendered Bargain: Why Wives Cannot Trade Their Money for Housework"|
|"No Place Like Home: The Division of Domestic Labor in Lesbigay Families"|
|"Creating a Caring Society"|
|Families and Poverty|
|"As American as Apple Pie: Poverty and Welfare"|
|"Flat Broke With Children: The Ground Level Results of Welfare Reform"|
|"Unmarried with Children"|
|"Is There Hope for America's Low-Income Children?"|
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