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Public and Private Families A Reader

ISBN-10: 0073404365
ISBN-13: 9780073404363
Edition: 6th 2010
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Book details

List price: $120.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

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. It looks at intimate and social concerns that affect families.

Preface
Introduction
Public and Private Families
The Family in Trouble: Since When? For Whom?
From Role to Self: The Emergence of Androgynous Love in the 20th Century
The History of the Family
What's Love Got to Do with It? A Brief History of Marriage
Growing Up Is Harder to Do
Gender, Class, and Race-Ethnicity
Gender and Families
Doing Gender
Fathers and Emotional Responsibility
Social Class and Families
Ain't No Middle Class
Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
"I'm Here, but I'm There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood
Breaking the Last Taboo: Interracial Marriage in America
Sexuality, Partnership, and Marriage
Sexualities
Sexual Desire and Gender
Living Apart Together: A New Family Form
Cohabitation and Marriage
"Everything's There Except Money": How Money Shapes Decisions to Marry among Cohabitors
Unmarried with Children
Work and Families
The Work-Home Crunch
Joey's Problem: Nancy and Evan Holt
Links across the Generations
Children and Parents
Religion and the Domestication of Men
Gay Parenthood and the Decline of Paternity as we Knew It
Older People and their Families
Beyond the Nuclear Family: The Increasing Importance of Multigenerational Bonds
Men and Women: Together and Apart in the Later Years
Conflict, Disruption, and Reconstitution
Domestic Violence
Control and Violence in Intimate Relationships
Controversies Surrounding Mandatory Arrest Policies and the Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Divorce
Life without Father: What Happens to the Children?
Children's Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives
StepFamilies
The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities
Beyond the Two-Parent Family: How Teenagers Fare in Cohabiting Couple and Blended Families
Family and Society
The Family, The State, and Social Policy
American Dream: Money: Milwaukee, Summer 1999
Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America's Children
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