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The way we never were : American families and the nostalgia trap

Author: Stephanie Coontz
Publisher: New York, NY Basic Books 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.View all editions and formats
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The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Coontz
ISBN: 0465001351 9780465001354 0465090974 9780465090976
OCLC Number: 255140022
Notes: Basic Books is a member of the Perseus Books Group
Description: XXXIX, 391 Seiten 21 cm
Contents: * Introduction * The Way We Wish We Were: Defining the Family Crisis * Leave it to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet: American Families in the 1950s * My Mother Was a Saint: Individualism, Gender Myths, and the Problem of Love * We Always Stood on Our Own Two Feet: Self-reliance and the American Family * Strong Families, the Foundation of a Virtuous Society * Family Values and Civic Responsibility * A Mans Home Is His Castle: The Family and Outside Intervention * Bra-Burners and Family Bashers: Feminism, Working Women, Consumerism, and the Family * First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Mary with a Baby Carriage: Marriage, Sex, and Reproduction * Toxic Parents, Supermoms, and Absent Fathers: Putting Parenting in Perspective * Pregnant Girls, Wilding Boys, Crack Babies, and the Underclass * The Myth of the Black Family Collapse * The Crisis Reconsidered * Epilogue: Inventing a New Tradition
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