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Changing American Families, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Judith R. Aulette

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 20, 2009

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Focusing on insights from scholars from a broad range of disciplines in addition to sociology, this text explores both the structural features of society that shape families and the everyday personal experiences of individual family members--as well as the interplay between the two. The book provides readers with insights about the political character of families by examining both the public policy debates that surround families and the tensions and negotiations that occur within families. 

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Chapter 1. How to Study Families in the Twenty-First Century    

Chapter 2. A History of Families with a Focus on Euro-Americans    

Chapter 3.  A History of U.S. Families with a Focus on African Americans   

Chapter 4. Families and the Economic System   

Chapter 5. Families and the Organization of Race, Class, and Gender    

Chapter 6.  Work and Family   

Chapter 7. Housework    

Chapter 8. Love and Sex    

Chapter 9. Marriage    

Chapter 10. Divorce and Remarriage    

Chapter 11. Battering and Marital Rape  

Chapter 12. Parents    

Chapter 13. Children

Chapter 14. Families, Family Policy and the State    



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$52.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-77128-8