Nuclear Family Values, Extended Family Lives The Power of Race, Class, and Gender
List price: $10.95
Buy it from $3.88
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: Family Problems shows how the current emphasis on the nuclear familyâwith its exclusion of the extended familyâis narrow, even deleterious, and misses much of family life. This omission is tied to gender, race, and class. This book is broken down ito six chapters. Chapter one discusses how, when promoting "family values" and talking about "family as the basic unit of American society," social commentators, politicians, and social scientists alike typically ignore extended kin ties and focus only on the nuclear family. Chapters two and three show that the focus on marriage and the nuclear family is a narrow view that ignores the familial practices and experiences of many Americansâparticularly those of women who do much of the work of maintaining kin ties and racial/ethnic minorities for whom extended kin are centrally important. Chapter four focuses on class and economic inequality and explores how an emphasis on the nuclear family may actually promulgate a vision of family life that dismisses the very social resources and community ties that are critical to the survival strategies of those in need. In chapter five, the authors argue that marriage actually detracts from social integration and ties to broader communities. Finally, in chapter six, the authors suggest that the focus on marriage and the nuclear family and the inattention to the extended family distort and reduce the power of social policy in the United States.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
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.
List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publication date: 3/8/2012
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
|The Widespread Focus on Nuclear Families|
|The Realities of Family Life: Extended Families and Gender|
|Race and Family Organization|
|The Power of Social Class: Structure, Culture, and Families as Strategies for Survival|
|Marriage and Families|
|Social Policies and Families|