Handbook of Contemporary Families Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future

ISBN-10: 0761927131

ISBN-13: 9780761927136

Edition: 2004

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"Coleman and Ganong recruited an outstanding group of scholars to contribute to the Handbook of Contemporary Families. Authors represent a wide array of disciplines, and the topics touch on every aspect of family life. The organization of the book is excellent and the writing of high quality. Scholars and students alike will find the book a valuable resource."                                                                                   --Alan Booth, Penn State University "Marilyn Coleman and Larry Ganong have produced a comprehensive handbook exploring the changes and challenges confronting contemporary families. The chapters, written by some of the most distinguished social scientists studying families, give a balanced research-based analysis of some of the most contentious issues of our time."                                                                 --E. Mavis Hetherington, University of Virginia "This useful handbook brings together many of the most important new findings and provocative ideas about Americas diverse and changing families. An excellent resource."     --Stephanie Coontz, author of The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families What has happened to marriage and families? What is the current state of families? Where are families headed? Where is family scholarship headed? As families face challenges today brought on by events that have changed their perception of the world, there is a need for a clear assessment of what has happened to families in the past and an examination of some data-based theories about what is likely to happen in the future. The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium. The Handbook looks at how changes within the contemporary family have been reflected in family law, family education, and family therapy. Features of this Handbook:   Examines a diverse array of families and
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Book details

List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Marilyn Coleman (Ed.D., Special Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1975) is Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has edited the Journal of Marriage and the Family (1992-1995) and has served as Associate Editor of the Home Economics Research Journal (1987-199). Along with Lawrence H. Ganong, Dr. Coleman has overseen special issues of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relations, and the Journal of Family Issues. They have also co-edited books and have written chapters for several edited books. Most of the 3 books and 130+ articles and book chapters they've co-authored have to do with some aspect of family diversity.nbsp; They have conducted research on stepfamilies for 25 years. Recent work has focused on family responsibilities following divorce and remarriage and the development of stepparent-stepchild relationships.

Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France, and was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. He taught at colleges all across Europe, including the Universities of Lill, Uppsala, Hamburg, and Warsaw, before returning to France. There he taught at the University of Paris and the College of France, where he served as the chairman of History of Systems of Thought until his death. Regarded as one of the great French thinkers of the twentieth century, Foucault's interest was in the human sciences, areas such as psychiatry, language, literature, and intellectual history. He made significant contributions not just to the fields themselves, but to the way these areas are studied, and is particularly known for his work on the development of twentieth-century attitudes toward knowledge, sexuality, illness, and madness. Foucault's initial study of these subjects used an archaeological method, which involved sifting through seemingly unrelated scholarly minutia of a certain time period in order to reconstruct, analyze, and classify the age according to the types of knowledge that were possible during that time. This approach was used in Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, for which Foucault received a medal from France's Center of Scientific Research in 1961, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge. Foucault also wrote Discipline and Punishment: The Birth of the Prison, a study of the ways that society's views of crime and punishment have developed, and The History of Sexuality, which was intended to be a six-volume series. Before he could begin the final two volumes, however, Foucault died of a neurological disorder in 1984.Lawrence H. Ganong (Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1977) is Professor in both the Sinclair School of Nursing and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships�(2000-2003) and, along with Marilyn Coleman, has overseen special issues of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relations, and the Journal of Family Issues. They have also co-edited books and have written chapters for several edited books. Most of the 3 books and 130+ articles and book chapters they've co-authored have to do with some aspect of family diversity, and they have conducted research on stepfamilies for 25 years.

Considering The Past, Contemplating The Future
Household Diversity: The Starting Point for Healthy Families in the New Century
Alternate Lifestyles Today: Off the Family Studies Screen
The Social & Cultural Construction of American Childhood
Contemporary Couples
Cohabitation & Family Change
An Ecological/Exchange Perspective on Recent Marital Trends
Gay Men & Lesbian Couples: The Family Context
Ambiguous Constructions: Development of a Childless or Childfree Life Course
Intimate Relationships in Later Life: Current Realities, Future Prospects
Gender Issues In Contemporary Families
Jobs, Marriage, & Parenting: Working it Out in Dual-Earner Families
Gender in Families: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
Feminist Visions for Transforming Families: Desire & Equality Then & Now
Raising Children In Contemporary Families
Encountering Oppositions: A Review of Motherhood
Fathering: Paradoxes, Contradictions, & Dilemmas
Pathogenic Conflict Families & Children: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Changing Family Structures
To Have & Have Not: Marriage & Divorce in the United States
Children & Parents in Single Parent Families: Risk, Resilience, & Change
Britain's Changing Families
Stepfamilies: Changes & Challenges Kay Pasley & Brad S. Moorefield Kay Pasley & Brad S. Moorefield Kay Pasley & Brad S. Moorefield Kay Pasley & Brad S. Moorefield
Race & Ethnicity In Contemporary Families
Continuing Research on Latino Families: El pasado y el futuro
Diversity In African American Families: Trends & Projections
Asian American Families: Diverse History, Contemporary Trends, & the Future
A 'Seven Generation' Approach to American Indian Families
Muslim Families in the United States
Families In Society
Families & Religious Beliefs, Practices, & Communities: Linkages in a Diverse & Dynamic Cultural Context
Family Law For Changing Families
Building Enduring Family Policies in the 21st Century
The Disturbing Paradox of Poverty Amidst American Families: What We Have Learned Over the Past Four Decades
Technology & Contemporary Families
Brave New Families: Modern Health Technology & Family Creation
Understanding the Effects of the Internet
Working With Contemporary Families
Family Therapy in Response to Family Diversity: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Contemporary Family Life Education: Thirty Years of Challenge & Progress
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