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Families as they really are

Author: Barbara J Risman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that focuses on how families operate in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Families as They Really Are goes to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from "Are they breaking down?" to "Where are they going, how, and why?" Essays in the book are not reprints; you won't find them anywhere  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Risman
ISBN: 9780393932782 0393932788
OCLC Number: 317920261
Description: x, 561 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: How we know what we know about families. Springing forward from the past: an introduction / Barbara J. Risman --
One thousand and forty-nine reasons why it's hard to know when a fact is a fact / Andrew J. Cherlin --
When is a relationship between facts a causal one? / Philip A. Cowan --
Uncovering hidden facts that matter in interpreting individuals' behaviors: an ethnographic lens / Linda M. Burton --
In the news: not much sense in those census stories/ Washington Post --
pt. 2: How we got here. The evolution of American families / Stephanie Coontz --
American childhood as a social and cultural construct / Steven Mintz --
In the news: a "golden age" of childhood? / Christian Science Monitor --
In the news: how we took the child out of childhood / New York Times --
African Americans and the birth of the modern marriage / Donna L. Franklin --
Families "In law" and families "in practice": does the law recognize families as they really are? / Karen Struening --
Briefing paper: Will providing marriage rights to same-sex couples undermine heterosexual marriage? Evidence from Scandinavia / M.V. Lee Badgett --
In the news: Experts question European studies cited in FMA debate / Washington Blade --
Interracial families in post-civil rights America / Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Loren Henderson --
Briefing paper: the steady rise of nontraditional romantic unions: the case of interracial and intercultural marriage / Michael Rosenfeld --In the news: interracial marriage: a cultural taboo fades / Chicago Tribune. pt. 3: Intimate relationships in the twenty-first century. Why is everyone afraid of sex? / Pepper Schwartz --
New couples, new families: the cohabitation revolution in the United States / Pamela J. Smock and Wendy Manning --
Parenting adult children in the twenty-first century / Joshua Coleman --
Briefing paper: Marriage reduces social ties / Naomi Gerstel and Natalia Sarkisian --
In the news: The greedy marriage: two scholars argue that good spouses can make bad neighbors / Boston Globe --
The case for divorce / Virginia E. Rutter --
In the news: how to stay married / Times of London --
Briefing paper: The impact of divorce on children's behavior problems / Jui-Chung Allen Li --
In the news: Divorce may not cause kids' bad behavior / USA Today --
In the news: The good, bad, and ugly of divorce / Washington Times --
Briefing paper: How do they do that? Estimating the proportion of marriages that end in divorce / Patrick Heuveline --
Briefing paper: Marriage, poverty, and public policy / Stephanie Coontz and Nancy Folbre --
In the news: A poor excuse for marriage / Washington Post --
From outlaws to in-laws: gay and lesbian couples in contemporary society / Robert-Jay Green --
Independent women: equality in African-American lesbian relationships / Mignon R. Moore --
Fact sheet: myths and realities about same-sex families --
The immigration kaleidoscope: knowing the immigrant family next door / Etiony Aldarondo and Edward Ameen --
In the news: The picture-perfect American family? These days, it doesn't exit / Washington Post. pt. 4: Unequal beginnings: social class and America's children. Beyond family structure; family process studies help to reframe debates about what's good for children / Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan --
Opinion piece: A mother's day gift that makes a real difference / Valerie Adrian --
Fact sheet: Military child care: a government success story --
Diverging development: the not-so invisible hand of social class in the United States / Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. --
Briefing paper: Unequal childhoods: inequalities in the rhythms of daily life / Annette Lareau --
In the news: Both sides of inequality / New York Times --
Not just provide and reside: engaged fathers in low-income families / Kevin Roy and Natasha Cabrera --
Briefing paper: Unmarried couples with children: why don't they marry? How can policy makers promote more stable relationships? / Paula England and Kathryn Edin --
In the news: Marital mythology: why the new crisis in marriage isn't / Reason online --
In the news: Book examines trend of unmarried parents [radio transcript] / National Public Radio --
In the news: It takes a wedding / New York Times --
Rituals as tools of resistance: from survival to liberation / Andraé L. Brown, Melina Dimitriou, and Lisa Dressner. pt. 5: The unfinished gender revolution. Betwixt and be tween: gender contradictions among middle schoolers / Barbara J. Risman and Elizabeth Seale --
Orgasm in college hookups and relationships / Elizabeth a. Armstrong, Paula England, and Alison C.K. Fogarty --
Falling back on plan B: the children of the gender revolution face uncharted territory / Kathleen Gerson --
Men's changing contribution to family work / Oriel Sullivan --
Briefing paper: Men's changing contribution to housework and child care / Oriel Sullivan and Scott Coltrane --
In the news: Chores for two? Men are pitching in with domestic duties more than ever before / Christian Science Monitor --
Briefing paper: A "stalled" revolution or a still unfolding one? / Molly Monahan Lang and Barbara J. Risman --
In the news: Signs of Détente in the battle between Venus and Mars / New York Times --
Briefing paper: Moms and jobs: trends in mothers' employment and which mothers stay home / David Cotter, Paula England, and Joan Hermsen --
In the news: Working moms more the norm than exception / Palo Alto online --
Briefing paper: Women's money matters: earnings and housework in dual-earner families / Sanjiv Gupta --
In the news: Wealthier women do less housework / Daily Collegian --
Briefing paper: "Traditional" marriages now less stable than ones where couples share work and household chores / Lynn Prince Cooke --
In the news: Matrimonial bliss lies in the mop bucket and broom / Seattle P-I --
Domestic violence in heterosexual relationships / Rhea V. Almeida --
Families: a great American institution / Barbara J. Risman.
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