Enduring Bonds: Inequality, Marriage, Parenting, and Everything Else That Makes Families Great and Terrible

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Univ of California Press, Feb 6, 2018 - Social Science - 255 pages
In Enduring Bonds, Philip N. Cohen, renowned sociologist and blogger of the wildly popular and insightful Family Inequality, examines the complex landscape of today's diverse families. Through his interpretive lens and lively discussions, Cohen encourages us to alter our point of view on families, sharing new ideas about the future of marriage, the politics of research, and how data can either guide or mislead us. Deftly balancing personal stories and social science research, and accessibly written for students, Cohen shares essays that tie current events to demographic data. Class-tested in Cohen’s own lectures and courses, Enduring Bonds challenges students to think critically about the role of families, gender, and inequality in our society today. 
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Modernity Parenting and Families
10
Marriage Single Mothers and Poverty
39
Marriage Promotion
57
Marriage Equality in Social Science and the Courts
88
Doing Dimorphism
108
Gender Inequality
127
Race Gender and Families
156
Detroits Grueling Demographic Decline
164
What They Say about Race When They Dont
170
Feminism and Sexuality
183
Getting beyond How The Factual Feminist
197
Notes
211
References
227
Index
249
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Philip N. Cohen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of The Family: Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change and the Family Inequality blog. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

 

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