Gender and Families

ISBN-10: 0742561526
ISBN-13: 9780742561526
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 410
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

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.

The Social Construction of Gender and Families
The Romantic Market
Partnership and Marriage
Paid Work and Family Life
Mothers, Fathers, and Family Care
Engendering Children
Divorce and Remarriage
Family Violence
Regulating Families and Gender
Where Do We Go from Here?
References
Index
About the Authors

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