Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics

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Karen V. Hansen, Anita Ilta Garey
Temple University Press, 1998 - Political Science - 888 pages
This engaging collection of essays attempts to do justice to the complexity of contemporary families and to situate them in their economic, political, and cultural contexts. The editors introduce this wide-ranging collection with a provocative analytical introduction, setting the stage with a recognition that families may look very different even to those inside the same family. These cutting-edge scholars explore the ways in which family life is gendered and reflect on the work of maintaining family and kin relationships, especially as social and family power structures change over time. The book includes a guide to topics (from Adoption and African American Families to Work-Family Tension and Working-Class Families) that should prove useful to teachers, students, and researchers.
 

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351 historical perspectives on fathering

Contents

A DEFINING AND ANALYZING FAMILIES
3
The Case
55
Peter Uhlenberg Mortality Decline in the Twentieth Century and Supply
69
Women Contraception
79
Niara Sudarkasa Interpreting the African Heritage in AfroAmerican Family
91
John DEmilio Capitalism and Gay Identity
131
American Workingmen Labor Unions and the Family Wage
143
Julianne Malveaux Race Poverty and Womens Aging
157
Karla B Hackstaff Wives Marital Work in a Culture of Divorce
459
Thomas B Stoddard Why Gay People Should Seek the Right to Marry
475
Paula L Ettelbrick Since When Is Marriage a Path to Liberation?
481
Phyllis Burke Love Demands Everything
487
Nathalie Friedman Divorced Parents and the Jewish Community
495
Complexities and Contradictions of Family Bonds
519
Traditional Postmodern Cold Modern and WarmModern
527
Caregiving and AIDS
539

Marjorie L DeVault Affluence and Poverty in Feeding the Family
171
Puerto Rican Women in Chicago
189
A Historical Perspective
201
B FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY
217
Michele Barrett and Mary McIntoshThe AntiSocial Family
219
Barry Wellman The Place of Kinfolk in Personal Community Networks
231
Themes of SelfSufficiency and Community in EighteenthCentury New England
241
Mothers of East Los Angeles
251
Ill Webs of Family Relationships
263
A MOTHERING MOTHERHOOD AND MOTHERS 20 Nancy J Chodorow Why Women Mother
271
Chodorow Familism and Psychoanalytic Sociology Revisited
295
Learning from Our Mothers to Be Black and Female
315
Linda Holtzman Jewish Lesbian Parenting
329
Judith K Witherow Native American Mother
335
A Feminist Perspective on Mothering with a Disability
339
B FATHERING FATHERHOOD AND FATHERS 26 Joseph H Pleck American Fathering in Historical Perspective
351
Mens Experience and the Reproduction of Fatherhood
363
Ralph LaRossa The Culture and Conduct of Fatherhood
377
Fathers Children and Divorce
387
KIN NETWORKS
403
Carol B Stack and Linda M Burton Kinscripts
405
Women Families and the Work of Kinship
419
Women of Color and the Struggle for Family Survival
431
ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
447
Jessie Bernard The Two Marriages
449
Adult Daughters Caring for Frail Elderly Parents
557
Karen V Hansen Masculinity Caregiving and Mens Friendship in Antebellum New England
575
bell hooks Revolutionary Parenting
587
The Child Care Concerns of Employed Mothers of Color
597
Gender Power and Violence
609
James Ptacek Why Do Men Batter Their Wives?
619
Working with a Teen Mother in an Abusive Relationship
635
Murray A Straus Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal Punishment
641
An Historians Perspective
651
Labor and Family Intersections
669
Slavery
677
Working Mothers as StayatHome Moms
709
Chicana and Mexican Immigrant Mothers and Employment
727
JapaneseAmerican Women and Domestic Service 19051940
745
Rosanna Hertz The Parenting Approach to the WorkFamily Dilemma
767
B HOUSEHOLD DIVISION OF LABOR 55 Arlie Russell Hochschild with Anne Machung The Working Wife as Urbanizing Peasant
779
Scott Coltrane Household Labor and the Routine Production of Gender
791
Frances K Goldscheider and Linda J Waite Childrens Share in Household Tasks
809
Relations Among Women and Men in an Agricultural Community
819
State
837
Reproductive Rights
849
Judith Stacey The Right Family Values
859
Contributors
881
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Karen V. Hansen, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University, is the author of A Very Social Time: Crafting Community in Antebellum New England, and the co-editor (with Ilene J. Philipson) of Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination: A Socialist-Feminist Reader (Temple, 1990).

Anita Ilta Garey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is the author of Weaving Work and Family: Working Mothers and the Construction of Meaning (forthcoming, Temple).

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