Sociology of Families: Readings

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Cheryl Albers
Pine Forge Press, Mar 11, 1999 - Social Science - 501 pages
"Cheryl Albers' reader for use in family sociology courses is a cutting edge collection of articles about cutting edge topics. She addresses nine topics central and critical to family sociology and provided thoughtful articles from diverse perspectives for each, from adolescent childbearing to the construction of family policy. This volume of readings is where the students are. It could enrich any instructor's approach to the burning questions in the field of family sociology." Dana Vannoy, University of Cincinnati
 

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Contents

Constructing an Epidemic Kristin Luker
13
Avoidance Ignorance and Delay
27
Using Behavioral Theories to Design Abstinence Programs
36
Cohabitation and Marriage
55
Stolen Children and International Adoptions
115
This Wonderful Decision Ellen Lewin
134
U S Insurance Coverage
145
and middleclass families while discouraging births among the poor
162
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle
276
Domestic Violence Steve Friess
293
Social Structure and Family Violence
299
WifeBeating and Battered Womens Resistance
309
The Women of Belize Irma McClaurin
317
Old Problems and New Directions in the Study of Violence
325
Divorce and Remarriage
339
The Economic Consequences of Divorce
352

Men at Work Anna Quindlen
168
Bianchi and Daphne Spain
170
Sharing and Reluctance Scott Coltrane
183
Business and the Facts of Family Life
203
QUESTIONS FOR WRITING REFLECTION AND DEBATE
212
Vanishing Dreams of Americas Young Families
219
When You Get Laid Off Its Like You Lose a Part of Yourself
228
The Choice BetweenWelfare and Work
237
A Comparison
246
Tyrone Mitchell Studs Terkel
266
Investigations into Father Absence
363
New State Laws That Slow Down Divorce
377
The New Stepfamily Requires a New Public Policy
387
Family Transitions
397
Intergenerational Story Mal Schechter
417
Mandates
438
QUESTIONS FOR WRITING REFLECTION AND DEBATE
445
Issues and Concepts Felix M Berardo
464
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About the Author Cheryl Albers is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Buffalo State College, where she teaches family, childhood and youth, gender roles and social psychology. She has previously taught at the University of Minnesota and The Queensland Institute of Technology, in Australia. Current research interests focus on public policy regarding child care. She has written and lectured extensively on family studies in the United States and overseas.

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