The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 8 בדצמ׳ 2010 - 288 עמודים
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In a landmark book that's "intriguing [and] provocative" and presents "an original thesis [to explain] this peculiar paradox—we idealize marriage and yet we’re so bad at it” (The New York Times).

Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.

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THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

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An authoritative report on the American way of partnering and raising children.Cherlin (Public Policy and Sociology/Johns Hopkins Univ.; Public and Private Families, 2005) offers an accessible ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Marriage Go Round

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I bought the Book Marriage Go Round. This is an exceptional book if you want to read about Marriages today . It compares what Marriages were years ago. It shows how important a Childs life is based on ... קרא סקירה מלאה


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ANDREW J. CHERLIN is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Public and Private Families. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and on the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He has been a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Distinguished Career Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. He lives in Baltimore.

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