Family in Transition (11th Edition)
* Denotes selections new to this edition. I.THE CHANGING FAMILY. 1.Families Past and Present. * Anthony Giddens, The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life. Arlene Skolnick, The Life Course Revolution. Stephanie Coontz, What We Really Miss about the 1950's....
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* Denotes selections new to this edition. I.THE CHANGING FAMILY. 1.Families Past and Present. * Anthony Giddens, The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life. Arlene Skolnick, The Life Course Revolution. Stephanie Coontz, What We Really Miss about the 1950's. 2.Public Debates and Private Lives. Sharon Hays, The Mommy Wars. Janet Giele, Decline of the Family: Conservative, Liberal, and Feminist Views. II.THE SEXES. 3.Changing Gender Roles. * Robert M. Jackson, Destined for Equality. * Kathleen Gerson, Children of the Gender Revolution. * Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams, Men, Women, and Housework. * Sumiko Iwao, Japan's Battle of the Sexes. 4.Sexuality and Society. Beth Bailey, Sexual Revolution(s). Burton Pasternak, Carol R. Ember, and Melvin Ember, Culture Channels Sexuality. 5.Courtship and Marriage. * Don E. Merten, from Going With: The Role of a Social Form in Early Romance. Frank F. Furstenburg, Jr., The Future of Marriage. * Kathryn Edin, Few Good Men. Pepper Schwartz, Peer Marriage. 6.Divorce and Remarriage. E. Mavis Hetherington, Tracy C. Law, and Thomas G. O'Connor, Divorce: Challenges, Changes, and New Chances. Karla B. Hackstaff, Divorce Culture: A Quest for Relational Equality in Marriage. Ann C. Bernstein, Women in Stepfamilies: The Fairy, the Wicked Witch and Cinderella Reconstructed. III.PARENTS AND CHILDREN. 7.Parenthood. Carolyn P. Cowan and Phillip A. Cowan, Becoming a Parent. Rosanna Hertz, A Typology of Approaches to Childcare. Helen Ragone, Chasing the Blood Tie: Surrogate Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, and Fathers. 8.Childhood. Donald Hernandez, with David E. Myers, Revolutions in Children's Lives. * Ellen Galinsky, What Children Think about Their Working Parents. IV.FAMILIES IN SOCIETY. 9.Work and Family. Lillian B. Rubin, Families on the Fault Line. * Cynthia F. Epstein et al, The Family and Part Time-Work. Arlie Hochschild, with Anne Machung, The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. 10.Family Diversity. * Robert Suro, Mixed Doubles. * Ronald L. Taylor, Diversity within African-American Families. * Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells, Diversity within Latino Families. Laura Benkov, Reinventing the Family. 11.The Age Revolution. Matilda White Riley, The Family in an Aging Society: A Matrix of Latent Relationships. Andrew J. Cherlin and Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., The Modernization of Grandparenthood. 12.Trouble in the Family. Kristin Luker, Why Do They Do It? (Teenage Pregnancy) * Katherine S. Newman, Family Values against the Odds. Neil S. Jacobson and John M. Gottman, Anatomy of a Violent Relationship. * Barry Glasner, Monster Moms.
The classic reader on family life that reflects current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with time-honored pieces.
With every edition, this best-selling reader has chronicled changes in the contemporary American family. The popularity of this text speaks to the authors' ability to find articles that are timely and germane to the subject on one hand, and accessible to undergraduate students on the other. While the selections vary from one edition to the next, they all demonstrate in various ways how family life is bound up with the social, economic, and ideological circumstances of particular times and places.