Handbook of Family Diversity

Handbook of Family Diversity

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The status of the American family has been the topic of considerable debate in recent years. As demographic changes make the country more multicultural and as new types of families continue to form and become more common, it is essential for sociologists, social workers, family researchers, and psychologists to understand the full range of diversity in American families. However, to varying extents, African American families, Latino families, Asian American families, poverty-stricken and near-poor families, lesbian and gay families, single-parent families, and stepfamilies have been marginalized from mainstream scholarship. As a result, students taking courses on families are typically not exposed to the experiences of these groups. The Handbook of Family Diversity fills this gap in scholarship by providing a comprehensive discussion of several key dimensions where families differ: race, socioeconomic status, family structure, sexual orientation, and gender. It is designed to inform and broaden the debate among students, family scholars, practitioners, and policymakers as to what constitutes a family and how families should function.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 478 pages
  • 180 x 230 x 28mm | 996g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 figures
  • 0195120388
  • 9780195120387

Table of contents

PART I. Introduction; 1: Kathleen R. Allen, Mark A. Fine, and David H. Demo: An Overview of Family Diversity: Controversies, Questions, and Values; PART II. Reflections on Family Diversity: Past and Present; 2: Stephanie Coontz: Historical Perspectives on Family Diversity; 3: Jay D. Teachman: Diversity of Family Structure: Economic and Social Influences; PART III. Gender Dynamics in Families; 4: Virginia Rutter and Pepper Schwartz: Gender, Marriage, and Diverse Possibilities for Cross-Sex and Same-Sex Pairs; 5: Gary Peterson, Denise Ann Bodman, Kevin R. Bush, and Debra Madden-Derdich: Gender and Parent-Child Relations,; 6: Debra Umberson and Ellen Slaten: Gender and Intergenerational Relationships,; 7: Colleen L. Johnson: Kinship and Gender; PART IV. Family Structure and Diversity; 8: Paul R. Amato: Diversity Within Single-Parent Families; 9: E. Mavis Hetherington and Margaret Stanley-Hagan: Diversity Among Stepfamilies; 10: Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Kristin G. Esterberg: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Families; 11: Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Rosemary Blieszner: Older Adults and Their Families,; PART V. Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversities in Families; 12: Ronald L. Taylor: Diversity Within African American Families; 13: Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells: Diversity Within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science; Masako Ishii-Kuntz: 14; PART VI. Class Diversities in Families; 15: Mark R. Rank: Poverty and Economic Hardship in Families; 16: Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander: Diversity in Family Structure: Effects on Schooling,; PART VII. Applications for Working With Families; 17: Joan Laird: Culture and Narrative as Central Metaphors for Clinical Practice with Families; 18: Judith A. Myers-Walls: Family Diversity and Family Life Education; 19: Richard M. Lerner, Elizabeth E. Sparks, and Laurie D. McCubbin: Family Diversity and Family Policy; PART VIII. Conclusion; 20: Stephen R. Marks and Leigh A. Leslie: Family Diversity and Intersecting Categories: Toward a Richer Approach to Multiple Roles; 21: Judith Stacey: The Handbook's Tail: Toward Revels or a Requiem for Family Diversity?; 22: Mark A. Fine, David H. Demo, and Katherine R. Allen: Family Diversity in the 21st Century: Implications for Research, Theory, and Practice.show more