American Families A Multicultural Reader

ISBN-10: 0415958210

ISBN-13: 9780415958219

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

List price: $54.95 Buy it from $18.66
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic inequality among families has risen to levels not seen since the 1920s.This new edition of American Families offers several benefits:Clear conceptual focusNew attention to the historical origins of contemporary family diversityWell-chosen essays by leading names from across the curriculumExplores the interactions between race-ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping family lifeCompletely updated and expanded bibliography of related sourcesNew companion website with student and instructor resources to enhance learningLeading off with a comprehensive and teachable introduction to the topic, this completely updated, revised, and expanded second edition of Stephanie Coontz's classic collection American Families remains the best resource available on family diversity in America.

Used Starting from $35.59
New Starting from $64.10
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Robert's Rules of Order Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Aromatherapy Basics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Study Tactics Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.Stephanie Coontz is a social analyst, family historian, writer, and a professor. She teaches at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her research interests include the historical accuracy, myths, and facts that surround our present concept of traditional family values. In her book, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, Coontz disputes many of the myths about the decade of the 1950s. Her book, The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families explores new economic and social pressure put on families. Coontz is a frequent commentator on CNN and NBC news programs and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She was the keynote speaker at the Thirteenth Annual Maine Women's Studies Conference in 1998.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition
Who We Were: Diversity and Inequality in American Family History
Fictive Kin, Paper Sons, and Compadrazgo: Women of Color and the Struggle for Family Survival
Excerpts from Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928
Excerpt from Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave, "The Threat of Sale: The Black Family as a Mechanism of Control"
Split Household, Small Producer, and Dual Wage Earner: An Analysis of Chinese-American Family Strategies
Excerpt from Huck's Raft, "Laboring Children"
Excerpts from Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
Excerpt from Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race & Romance, "Antimiscegenation Laws and the Enforcement of Racial Boundaries"
Race, Class, and Reproductive Politics in American History
Excerpt from Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, "World War II and its Aftermath"
Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Family Theory
Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood
Family and Class in Contemporary America: Notes Toward an Understanding of Ideology
Toward a Unified Theory of Class, Race, and Gender
Immigrant Families in the US
Diversity Within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science
Intersectionality and Work-Family Studies
Global Households: Globalization, Immigration, and Family Life
"Management by Stress"-The Reorganization of Work Hits Home
Excerpts from Families on the Fault Line: America's Working Class Speaks about the Family, the Economy, Race, and Ethnicity
Migrant Filipina Domestic Workers and the International Division of Reproductive Labor
Excerpt from Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity, "The Making of Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity among Asian American Youth"
Gender Displays and Men's Power: The "New Man" and the Mexican Immigrant Man
Migration and Vietnamese American Women: Remaking Ethnicity
Life at the Margins: Families in Extreme Poverty
Poverty in the Era of Welfare Reform: The "Underclass" Family in Myth and Reality
Avenue to Adulthood: Teenage Pregnancy and the Meaning of Motherhood in Poor Communities
Mothering Through Recruitment: Kinscription of Nonresidential Fathers and Father Figures in Low-Income Families
Windfall Child Rearing: Low-Income Care and Consumption
Revisioning Contemporary Family Issues through the Lens of Race, Ethnicity, and Class
Moms and Jobs: Trends in Mothers' Employment and Which Mothers Stay Home
A War Against Boys?
Diversity Among Same-Sex Couples and Their Children
Excerpts from Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
A Black Feminist Reflection on the Antiviolence Movement
Intimacy, Desire, and the Construction of Self in Relationships between Asian American Women and White American Men
Excerpts from Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America
Recognizing Diversity, Building Solidarity: Integrating Race and Class Issues into Public Policy
The Color of Family Ties: Race, Class, Gender, and Extended Family Involvement
Work and American Families: Diverse Needs, Common Solutions
Selected Bibliography of Recent Sources
Permission Acknowledgments
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×