Family in Transition

ISBN-10: 0205578772

ISBN-13: 9780205578771

Edition: 15th 2009

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List price: $97.80
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Arlene Skolnick, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the sociology department at New York University, and a consultant to the Families and Work Institute. for many years she was a member of the research staff at the Institute of Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on the Berkeley Longitudinal Studies, examining the emotional lives and marriages of study members as they evolved from childhood to middle age. More recently, Professor Skolnick has been studying the sources and impact of job stress on the families of police officers. She has also taken part in several interdisciplinary projects dealing with social science, law and family policy. In recent years, she helped to organize a monthly Family Policy Seminar at Berkeley, and co-edited the book that grew out of the seminar: All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century. Professor Skolnick has published a number of other books and articles on marriage and the family, includingFamily in Transition and Embattled Paradise: the American Family in an Age of Uncertainty. She is currently at work on a book entitled The Unfinished Family: the Future of Love and Work.Jerome Skolnick, a sociologist, currently teaches at the New York University School of Law where he is Co-Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He is also Claire Clements Dean's Professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Chair of the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has written many books and articles and has received numerous grants, honors and awards in recognition of his research and scholarship. These include the August Vollmer award of the American Society of Criminology; awards for distinguished scholarship from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Western Society of Criminology; the Mills award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (for Justice Without Trial); election to the honorary Sociological Research Association; and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He was Director of the Task Force on Violent Protest and Confrontation of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, Washington, D.C. 1968-1969 and served as President of the American Society of Criminology from November 1993 through November 1994. In 1997, he completed a three year term as Chair of the National Academy of Science/ National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice. In 1996 he was honored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice as their Criminal Justice Educator of the Year.

Preface
Introduction
The Changing Family
Families Past and Present
The Theoretical Importance of the Family
The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life
The Life Course Revolution
The Family in Trouble: Since When? For Whom?
Public Debates and Private Lives
The Mommy Wars: Ambivalence, Ideological Work, and the Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood
Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views
Sex and Gender
Changing Gender Roles
Destined for Equality
What Do Women and Men Want?
The Conservative Christian Family and the "Feminist Revolution"
Sexuality and Society
Sexual Revolution(s)
The Decline of the Date and the Rise of the College Hook Up
Courtship and Marriage
Cohabitation
Alternative Unions and the Independent Life Stage
American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century
Grounds for Marriage: How Relationships Succeed or Fail
Divorce and Remarriage
Divorce: The "Silent Revolution"
Children's Adjustment Following Divorce: Risk and Resilience Perspectives
The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities
Parents and Children
Parenthood
New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers
Caring for Our Young: Child Care in Europe and the United States
The Four Facets of Fatherhood
Childhood and Youth
Beyond Sentimentality: American Childhood as a Social and Cultural Construct
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
How Families Still Matter: A Longitudinal Study of Youth in Two Generations
A Longer Road to Adulthood
Families in Society
Work and Family Life
The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home
The Work-Home Crunch
The Rhetoric and Reality of "Opting Out"
Family and the Economy
Families on the Fault Line
The Economy That Never Sleeps
Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
Dimensions of Diversity
Diversity within African American Families
Diversity within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science
Cultural Diversity and Aging Families
Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us
Trouble in the Family
Prisoners' Families and Children
Unmarried with Children
Domestic Violence: The Intersection of Gender and Control
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