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.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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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