Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late-twentieth-century America

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University of California Press, 1990 - Family & Relationships - 328 pages
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Sociologist Judith Stacey has added a new preface to her classic study of how the traditional nuclear family has been supplanted by a variety of new relationships that are not defined by blood ties and traditional gender roles. "A courageous and optimistic exploration of the new frontiers of the American family".--Jonathan Kirsch, LOS ANGELES TIMES.
  

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The so-called traditional family, consisting of breadwinning father and homemaking mother, is a relatively recent institution in American society. It is also an institution in the midst of evolution ... Read full review

Contents

The Making and Unmaking of Modern Families
3
Postindustrial Living in
20
Feminism Fundamentalism
39
A DivorceExtended Family
61
Spirited Youth in Stressful Times
90
Global Ministries of Love and New Wave Evangelicalism
113
The Gray and Spotted Dogs
147
HighTech Visions
175
To Feminism and Partway Back
204
Surviving Loss in a Matrifocal
230
The Postmodern Family For Better and Worse
251
Epilogue Taking Women at Their Word
272
Notes
279
Bibliography
305
Index
323
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About the author (1990)

Judith Stacey is Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Patriarchy and the Socialist Revolution in China (California, 1983).

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