American Families: A Multicultural Reader

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Stephanie Coontz, Maya Parson, Gabrielle Raley
Psychology Press, 1999 - 501 pagina's
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This collection testifies to the extraordinary variety of families in the United States, revealing that family arrangements have always been diverse and have often been in flux. Case studies describe the wide array of family forms and values, gender roles, and parenting practices that have prevailed in different times and places for different population groups. Paying special attention to the intersections and cross-currents of class, race, and ethnicity, as well as their differential impact on gender, sexuality, and personal identity, the contributors highlight the socioeconomic and cultural forces that affect the organization and internal dynamics of family life. These articles provide a variety of perspectives that nonetheless point to a common theme: the myth of family homogeneity has not merely excluded some groups; it has deformed our understanding ofallfamilies. Social policies and psychological practice must take account of the complexity, contradictions, conflicts, and accommodationsthat shape people's individual and group experience of family life. Drawing on historical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological research,American Familiesprovides an overview of the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in studying the variations and interactions among different, constantly changing, families. It also considers the social, political, and practical implications of viewing family life through the lens of multiculturalism.
 

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American families: a multicultural reader

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This book, which arose from the demands of Coontz's family history course at Evergreen State College, continues the project Coontz ably began in four previous monographs (most recently, The Way We ... Volledige review lezen

American families: a multicultural reader

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This book, which arose from the demands of Coontz's family history course at Evergreen State College, continues the project Coontz ably began in four previous monographs (most recently, The Way We ... Volledige review lezen

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Interpreting the African Heritage
59
WorkingClass Families 18701890
94
Origins of the Northern Underclass
153
Race Class and Feminist Theorizing
197
Toward a Unified Theory of Class Race and Gender
218
Teenage Childbearing
258
The World Bank Welfare Reform
305
ChildCare Dilemmas in Contemporary Families
359
Gay and Lesbian Families Are Here
372
Issues in Couples Therapy
406
Social Construction of Mary Beth Whitehead
425
Use of AfricanAmerican Family Structures
455
Poverty Social Rights and the Quality of Citizenship
470
The Family Values Fable
487
Permissions Acknowledgments
500
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Stephanie Coontz is Professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. She is author of The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families (1997) and The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (1992).

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