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by Stephanie Coontz
American Families is a marvel – the authors have identified some the very best and clearest new scholarship.
American Families is a marvel – the authors have identified some the very best and clearest new scholarship. The book affords an accurate, thoughtful and thought-provoking glimpse at family life in the US as it really i. – - Linda Gordon, Author of The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. The book is ideal for undergraduate teaching purposes.
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Coontz studies the history of American families, marriage, and changes in gender roles. ed. American Families; A Multicultural Reader. London: Routledge, 1999. Her book The Way We Never Were argues against several common myths about families of the past, including the idea that the 1950s family was traditional or the notion that families used to rely solely on their own resources. Her book, Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, traces the history of marriage from Anthony and Cleopatra (not a love story, she argues) to debates over same-sex marriage.
American Families: A Multicultural Reader. Stephanie Coontz, Maya Parson, Gabrielle Raley.
Families that do not include children are largely overlooked by family scholars and in popular discourse. Yet this is one of several family forms that has grown in developed nations since the 1970s
Families that do not include children are largely overlooked by family scholars and in popular discourse. Yet this is one of several family forms that has grown in developed nations since the 1970s. As increasingly fewer adults choose to become parents, understanding the families they create, and the consequences of these family forms, will become even more important.
book by Stephanie Coontz. In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Is the traditional American family under attack? This reader testifies to the extraordinary diversity of American families, revealing the recent family values debate as a denial of this diversity. Paying special attention to variations of class, race and ethnicity, the contributors highlight the larger social factors and dynamics of family change.
Her writings have been translated into French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Czech, German, Norwegian, Turkish, Greek, Chinese, Ukrainian, and Japanese.
Stephanie Coontz is Professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College. She is the author of numerous books, including Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage. Maya Parson is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gabrielle Raley is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: Basic Books, 1992. The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families.