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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.

Essays explore the interaction of race, class, and gender in current scholarship on families, documenting the power structure of family systems throughout American history

Comments: (4)

Dianalmeena
This book is in poor condition
Bajinn
This really is an excellent book, full of really clear and well-organized information on some very important, often over-looked issues in sociology and family development issues. But I still found it a little too academic-oriented. Am looking for something more accessible to not-well-educated people I work with in my job, families who are not readers. Stories and content are useful to me, however, in a big way, as both a community-based worker and as a serious student of these types of "non-traditional" but very current issues. I appreciated the book alot, but it still isn't quite "earthy" enough to use with non-academically-oriented clients...other than via me telling them some of the real life "stories" encountered in the book. I give it three stars and wait for a second edition!
Umor
Very interesting
Road.to sliver
This is an excellent book for students of sociology, family history, human development or other fields that explore family life as it exists in our world today.

I especially appreciate how the author expands the reader's understanding of family forms from the common view of The Family as a mother/father, white, middle class, with two children "Ozzie and Harriot" stereotype to a more realistic understanding of the complexities of families in this country. I enjoyed reading stories that revealed how the factors of race, class, and gender effect families in our society. I also appreciated the inclusion of family stories that reveal the impact of historical contexts. For example, the stories from immigrants reveal how our society has historically valued labor as a means for profit over labor as a means to support families.

I didn't find the text to be overly academic, but rather fascinating, accessible and informative.
American Families: A Multicultural Reader download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Stephanie Coontz
ISBN: 0415915732
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 2, 1998)
Pages: 480 pages