The Resource The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families, Stephanie Coontz

The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families, Stephanie Coontz

Label
The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families
Title
The way we really are
Title remainder
coming to terms with America's changing families
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Coontz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Family historian Stephanie Coontz offers a guide to the causes and consequences of today's family trends. Meticulously researched and carefully balanced, The Way We Really Are demonstrates why a historically informed perspective on changing family roles and arrangements can be as helpful in sorting through many family dilemmas as going into therapy - and much more helpful than listening to today's political debates. Coontz argues that although we can draw some lessons
  • From the past about how to strengthen families, we must face the reality that mothers are going to remain in the workplace, family diversity is here to stay, and the nuclear family can no longer handle all the responsibilities of elder care and child rearing. She explains how economic trends, changes in adult-teen relations, declining dependence of women on marriage, and new roles for men affect the dynamics of family life. Some problems associated with these changes,
  • Coontz explains, come from economic and cultural forces beyond the family; others exist not because our families have changed too much but because our institutions and values haven't changed enough. But there is good news too: research shows that child care does not set children back, working mothers benefit their children by being positive role models, many fathers have become more involved in family life, and children of either sex can be raised successfully in
  • Single-parent homes or stepfamilies. Every kind of family, Coontz shows, has strengths that can be fostered and vulnerabilities to be avoided. Stepfamilies, dual-earner couples, single-parent families, and divorced but cooperative parents must function in different ways, but almost every family can be helped to function better. And no family can raise children successfully today without the expansion of economic, cultural, and social support systems that modern parents
  • So desperately need
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coontz, Stephanie
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ535
LC item number
.C644 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Famille
  • Families
  • Social conditions
  • Gezin
  • Sociale verandering
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Familie
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families, Stephanie Coontz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Putting divorce in perspective
  • ch. 6.
  • How holding on to tradition sets families back
  • ch. 7.
  • Looking for someone to blame: families and economic change
  • ch. 8.
  • How ignoring historical and societal change puts kids at risk
  • ch. 9.
  • Working with what we've got: the strengths and vulnerabilities of today's families
  • ch. 1.
  • Getting past the sound bites: how history and sociology can help today's families
  • ch. 2.
  • What we really miss about the 1950s
  • ch. 3.
  • Why working mothers are here to stay
  • ch. 4.
  • Future of marriage
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780465077878
Lccn
96045068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35701201
  • (OCoLC)ocm35701201
Label
The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families, Stephanie Coontz
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Putting divorce in perspective
  • ch. 6.
  • How holding on to tradition sets families back
  • ch. 7.
  • Looking for someone to blame: families and economic change
  • ch. 8.
  • How ignoring historical and societal change puts kids at risk
  • ch. 9.
  • Working with what we've got: the strengths and vulnerabilities of today's families
  • ch. 1.
  • Getting past the sound bites: how history and sociology can help today's families
  • ch. 2.
  • What we really miss about the 1950s
  • ch. 3.
  • Why working mothers are here to stay
  • ch. 4.
  • Future of marriage
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780465077878
Lccn
96045068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35701201
  • (OCoLC)ocm35701201

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