Shifting the Center

Shifting the Center : Understanding Contemporary Families

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"Shifting the Center" is an anthology that explores the issues and diversity of contemporary families by presenting a balanced coverage of racial and ethnic variation, and integrating a diversity of family arrangements and processes.
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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 162.6 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 861.84g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0767416422
  • 9780767416429

Table of contents

PrefacePART I. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FAMILIESDiana Gittins, The Family in Question: What Is the Family? Maxine Baca Zinn, Feminist Rethinking from Racial-Ethnic FamiliesKath Weston, Exiles from KinshipArlene Skolnick, Embattled Paradise: The American Family in an Age of UncertaintyPART II. HISTORICAL CHANGES AND FAMILY VARIATIONS* Stephanie Coontz, Historical Perspectives on Family DiversityNiara Sudarkasa, Interpreting the African Heritage in Afro- American Family OrganizationRichard Griswold del Castillo, La Familia: Family Cohesion Among Mexican American Families in the Urban Southwest, 1848-1900.* Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Split Household, Small Producer, and Dual Wage Earner: An Analysis of Chinese American Family StrategiesPART III. COURTSHIP, DATING, AND POWER* Martin King Whyte, Choosing Mates--The American Way* Alfredo Corchado, Men Are Gone, Off to U.S., But Courtship ContinuesLetitia Anne Peplau and Susan Miller Campbell, The Balance of Power in DatingPART IV. COHABITATION, MARRIAGE, AND PARTNERSHIPLarry Bumpass, James A. Sweet, and Andrew Cherlin, The Role of Cohabitation in Declining Rates of Marriage* Colleen Fong and Judy Yung, In Search of the Right Spouse: Interracial Marriage Among Chinese and Japanese AmericansJudith Stacey, Gay and Lesbian Families Are HerePepper Schwartz, Peer MarriagePART V. PARENTS AND CHILDRENParents and Parenting* Maris A. Vinovskis, Historical Perspectives on Parent-Child Interactions* Judith N. Lasker and Susan Borg, In Search of Parenthood: Coping with Infertility and High-Tech Conception* Stephen D. Sugarman, Single-Parent FamiliesChildren and Childhood* Frances Goldscheider and Linda J. Waite, Children's Share in Household Tasks* Paul R. Amato, Life-Span Adjustment of Children to Their Parent's DivorcePART VI. MOTHERHOOD AND FATHERHOODMotherhoodPatricia Hill Collins, Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing about Motherhood* Sharon Hays, The Mommy Wars: Ambivalence, Ideological Work, and the Cultural Contradictions of MotherhoodFatherhoodKathleen Gerson, Dilemmas of Involved Fatherhood* Michael Shernoff, Gay Men Choosing to Be FathersPART VII. DIVORCE, REMARRIAGE, AND BLENDED FAMILIESConstance Ahrons, What Divorce Is and Is Not: Transcending the MythsTerry Arendell, The Social Self as Gendered: A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce* Nathalie Friedman, Divorced Parents and the Jewish CommunityAndrew J. Cherlin and Frank Furstenberg, Jr., Stepfamilies in the United States: A Reconsideration PART VIII. FAMILIES AND VIOLENCE* Demie Kurz, Old Problems and New Directions in the Study of Violence Against Women* Staya P. Krishnan, Malahat Baig-Amin, et al, Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Domestic Violence Against South Asian Women in the United StatesClaire M. Renzetti, Toward a Better Understanding of Lesbian Battering* Jill Korbin, Georgia J. Anetzberger, and J. Kevin Eckert, Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: A Consideration of Similarities and Differences in Intergenerational Family ViolencePART IX. AGING AND INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS* Andrew Cherlin and Frank Furstenberg, Jr., The Modernization of Grandparenthood* Kathleen S. Bahr, The Strengths of Apache Grandmothers: Observations on Commitment, Culture, and CaretakingSandra J. Boyd and Judith Treas, Family Care of the Frail Elderly: A New Look "Women in the Middle" PART X. FAMILIES AND WORKArlie Hochschild, The Emotional Geography of Work and Family LifeLillian B. Rubin, "When You Get Laid Off, It's Like You Lose a Part of Yourself"Scott Coltrane, Changing Patterns of Family Work: Chicano Men and Housework* Micaela di Leonardo, The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of KinshipPART XI. FAMILIES AND POVERTYRobert Aponte, Hispanic Families in Poverty: Diversity, Context, and Interpretation* Randy Albelda and Chris Tilly, It's a Family Affair: Women, Poverty, and WelfareJonathan Kozol, Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in AmericaPART XII. FAMILY POLICY AND SOCIAL CHANGESteven K. Wisensale and Kathlyn E. Heckart, Domestic Partnerships: A Concept Paper and Policy DiscussionKristin Luker, Dubious Conceptions: The Controversy over Teen Pregnancy* Rita J. Simon, Adoption and the Race Factor: How Important Is It?Rose Brewer, Race, Class, Gender and U.S. State Welfare Policy: The Nexus of Inequality for African American Families *Indicates readings new to this edition
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