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Handbook of contemporary families : considering the past, contemplating the future

Author: Marilyn Coleman; Lawrence H Ganong
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xiii, 622 p
(DLC) 2003015932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Coleman; Lawrence H Ganong
ISBN: 9781782688655 178268865X
OCLC Number: 854470200
Description: 1 online resource (45 entries) : 3 images, digital files
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future --
1. Household Diversity: The Starting Point for Healthy Families in the New Century --
John Scanzoni --
2. Alternate Lifestyles Today: Off the Family Studies Screen --
Roger H. Rubin --
3. The Social and Cultural Construction of American Childhood --
Steven Mintz --
Part II: Contemporary Couples --
4. Cohabitation and Family Change --
Judith A. Seltzer --
5. Variations in Marriage over Time: An Ecological/Exchange Perspective --
Ronald M. Sabatelli, Karen Ripoll --
6. Gay Men and Lesbians: The Family Context --
Lawrence A. Kurdek --
7. Ambiguous Constructions: Development of a Childless or Child-Free Life Course --
Richard Bulcroft, Jay Teachman --
8. Intimate Relationships in Later Life: Current Realities, Future Prospects --
Teresa M. Cooney, Kathleen Dunne --
Part III: Gender Issues in Contemporary Families --
9. Jobs, Marriage, and Parenting: Working It Out in Dual-Earner Families --
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Elizabeth Turner --
10. Gendered Family Relations: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same --
Lori A. McGraw, Alexis J. Walker --
11. Feminist Visions for Transforming Families: Desire and Equality Then and Now --
Katherine R. Allen --
Part IV: Raising Children in Contemporary Families --
12. Encountering Oppositions: A Review of Scholarship about Motherhood --
Susan Walzer --
13. Fathering: Paradoxes, Contradictions, and Dilemmas --
Scott Coltrane --
14. Pathogenic-Conflict Families and Children: What We Know, What We Need to Know --
W. Glenn Clingempeel, Eulalee Brand-Clingempeel --
Part V: Changing Family Structures --
15. Divorce in Social and Historical Context: Changing Scientific Perspectives on Children and Marital Dissolution --
Paul R. Amato --
16. Single-Parent Families: Risks, Resilience, and Change --
Michele T. Martin, Robert E. Emery, Tara S. Peris --
17. Britain's Changing Families --
Graham Allan, Sheila Hawker, Graham Crow --
18. Stepfamilies: Changes and Challenges --
Kay Pasley, Brad S. Moorefield --
Part VI: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary Families --
19. Continuing Research on Latino Families: El Pasado y el Futuro --
Linda Citlali Halgunseth --
20. Diversity in African American Families: Trends and Projections --
M. Belinda Tucker, Saskia K. Subramanian, Angela D. James --
21. Asian American Families: Diverse History, Contemporary Trends, and the Future --
Masako Ishii-Kuntz --
22. A "Seven-Generation" Approach to American Indian Families --
Walter T. Kawamoto, Tamara C. Cheshire --
23. Muslim Families in the United States --
Bahira Sherif-Trask --
Part VII: Families in Society --
24. Families and Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Communities: Linkages in a Diverse and Dynamic Cultural Context --
David C. Dollahite, Loren D. Marks, Michael A. Goodman --
25. Family Law for Changing Families in the New Millenium --
Mary Ann Mason, Mark A. fine, Sarah Carnochan --
26. Building Enduring Family Policies in the 21st Century: The Past as Prologue? --
Karen Bogenschneider, Tom Corbett. 27. The Disturbing Paradox of Poverty in American Families: What We Have Learned over the Past Four Decades --
Mark R. Rank --
Part VIII: Technology and Contemporary Families --
28. Brave New Families: Modern Health Technologies and Family Creation --
Dianne M. Bartels --
29. Understanding the Effects of the Internet on Family Life --
Robert Hughes, Jr., Jason D. Hans --
Part IX: Working with Contemporary Families --
30. Family Therapy's Response to Family Diversity: Looking Back, Looking Forward --
Leigh A. Leslie, Goldie Morton --
31. Contemporary Family Life Education: Thirty Years of Challenge and Progress --
Deborah B. Gentry --
About the Editors --
About the Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence H. Ganong.

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The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium.

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