All Our Families

All Our Families : New Policies for a New Century

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All Our Families, a project of the Berkeley Forum on the Family, takes a hard look at contemporary families. The book challenges the conventional wisdom that American families are disintegrating. Its essays argue that comparing today's families to an imagined typical family of the past-stable, middle class, working father, stay-at-home mother, and two or three children-is dishonest and misleading. Most American families are not, and never were like that. In contrast, All Our Families considers seriously all of today's types of families, not just the "ideal" ones or the "failures." In this second edition, the editors have revised existing chapters and added three new chapters on inter-racial families, immigrant families, and extended more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195148819
  • 9780195148817

Table of contents

1. Introduction by Mary Ann Mason, Arlene Skolnick, and Stephen D. Sugarman ; 2. Single Parent Families by Stephen D. Sugarman ; 3. Families Started by Teenagers by Jane Mauldon ; 4. Children of Divorce: A Society in Search of Policy by Judith S. Wallerstein ; 5. The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities by Mary Ann Mason ; 6. Ambiguous-Father Families by Ira Mark Ellman ; 7. Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us by Judith Stacey ; 8. A Sign of Family Disorder? Changing Representations of Parental Kidnapping by Paula S. Fass ; 9. New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers by Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan ; 10. Working Families: Hearth to Market by Neil Gilbert ; 11. Immigrant Families by Sylvia Guendelman ; 12. Abusive and Neglecting Parents and the Care of Their Children by Richard P. Barth ; 13. Solomon's Children: The New Biologism, Psychological Parenthood, Attachment Theory, and the Best Interests Standard by Arlene Skolnickshow more

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