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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: * denotes selections new to this edition.Preface.General Introduction. I. MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES. 1. The Changing Family: History and Politics. Where Are the Good Old Days?Stephanie Coontz. Immigrant Families in the CityMark Hutter. Interpreting the African Heritage in Afro-American Family OrganizationNiara Sudarkasa. Setting the Clock Forward or Back? Covenant Marriage and the Divorce RevolutionLaura Sanchez, Steven L. Nock, James D. Wright, and Constance T. Gager.*2. The Family, Kinship, and the Community. The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of KinshipMicaela di Leonardo. Mexican American Women Grassroots Community Activists: The Mothers of East Los AngelesMary Pardo. Muscogee Women's Identity DevelopmentBarbara B. Kawulich.* Long Distance Community in the Network Society: Contact and Support Beyond NetvilleKeith N. Hampton and Barry Wellman.* II. GENDER RELATIONS: INEQUALITY, SEXUALITY, AND INTIMACY. 3. Premarital and Mate Selection Relationships. Dating on the Net: Teens and the Rise of "Pure" RelationshipsLynn Schofield Clark.* Getting a Man or Getting AheadAlexandra Berkowitz and Irene Padavic.* Asian Indian MarriagesArranged, Semi-Arranged, or Based on LoveJohanna Lessinger.* "You Go 'Cause You Have to" : The Bridal Shower as a Ritual of ObligationBeth Montemurro.*4. Sexuality, Intimacy, and the Family. The Feminization of LoveFrancesca M. Cancian. "That's Our Kind of Constellation" Lesbian Mothers Negotiate Institutionalized Understandings of Gender within the FamilySusan E. Dalton and Denise D. Bielby.* Islamic Family Ideals and Their Relevance to American Muslim FamiliesBahira Sherif.*5. Gender Roles, Work and the Family. There's No Place Like WorkArlie Russell Hochschild. Gender, Class, Family, and Migration: Puerto Rican Women in ChicagoMaura I. Toro-Morn. Baseball Wives: Gender and the Work of BaseballGeorge Gmelch and Patricia Mary San Antonio.* III. GENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 6. Patterns of Parenthood, Childhood, and Adolescence. Single Mothers by ChoiceValerie S. Mannis.* Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing About MotherhoodPatricia Hill Collins. Black Teenage Mothers and their Mothers: The Impact of Adolescent Childbearing Daughters' Relations with MothersElaine Bell Kaplan. The Changing Culture of Fatherhood in Comic-Strip Families: A Six-Decade AnalysisRalph LaRossa, Charles Jaret, Malati Gadgil, and G. Robert Wynn.* Nonfamily Living in Context: Household, the Life Course, and Family ValuesFrances K. Goldscheider and Calvin Goldscheider.7. The Family and the Elderly. To Be Old and Asian: An Unsettling Life in AmericaFlorentius Chan. Intimate Strangers: The Elderly and the Elderly Health Care Giver RelationshipsMark Hutter. "The Normal American Family" as an Interpretive Structure of Family Life Among Grown Children of Korean and Vietnamese ImmigrantsKaren Pyke.* IV. Families in Crisis and Change. 8. Family Stress, Crisis, and Violence. The Batterer's View of the Self and Others in Domestic ViolenceSarah Goodrum, Debra Umberson, and Kristin L. Anderson.* Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal PunishmentMurray A. Straus. Karla and the Armstrongs: Two Oral Histories of Homeless American FamiliesSteven Vanderstaay.9. Divorce, Remarriage, and the. Bookseller Inventory #

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This anthology reflects the cultural diversity of the American family by providing a range of relevant articles integrating race, class, gender, and ethnicity. The collection of 35 readings reveals both historical trends and unique variations that widen our understanding of the diversity, patterns, and dynamics of the American family. Topics new to the fourth edition include: Internet dating, the Internet and family relations, wives and families of professional baseball players, the depiction of fathers in comic books, single parenthood by choice, divorce and fatherhood.

The readings avoid jargon and sophisticated statistical techniques, making them easily accessible for non-sociologists. Each selection is accompanied by a brief introductory statement that highlights its sociological significance and contains an introductory essay focusing on pertinent issues and concerns.

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This anthology examines the cultural diversity of the American family by providing a range of relevant articles integrating race, class, gender, and ethnicity. Taken as a whole, these readings reveal both historical trends and unique variations that widen our understanding of the diversity, patterns, and dynamics of the American family.

The readings avoid jargon and sophisticated statistical techniques, making them easily accessible for students. Each selection is accompanied by a brief introductory statement that highlights its sociological significance and contains an introductory essay focusing on pertinent issues and concerns.

The fourth edition includes 19 new readings, on topics including: Internet dating, the Internet and family relations, wives and families of professional baseball players, the depiction of fathers in comic books, single parenthood by choice, divorce and fatherhood.

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