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This award-winning text treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships. Diversity in Families looks at families not as “building blocks of societies” but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking questions such as, “How do families really work?” and “Who benefits under the existing arrangements, and who does not?” Their goal is to demystify and demythologize the family by exposing existing myths, stereotypes, and dogmas.

The seventh edition includes new research and extensive updates from government data and some of the best family studies resources such as the Handbook of Marriage and Family, 2/e, the Handbook of Family Diversity, and the Journal of Marriage and the Family. New Emergent Family Trends boxes investigate and analyze new family patterns and what they might mean for families in the future.

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Based on a structural diversity framework, this textbook presents a sociological view of family life in America, disperses common myths about families, examines the family in relation to societal trends, and illustrates how social systems shape the smaller family systems. The seventh edition sharpens the focus on the macro and micro, and emphasizes human agency in the analysis.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This award-winning text treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships.

Diversity in Families looks at families not as “building blocks of societies” but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking questions such as, “How do families really work?” and “Who benefits under the existing arrangements, and who does not?” Their goal is to demystify and demythologize the family by exposing existing myths, stereotypes, and dogmas.

Table of Contents

        Preface                                                                                                                                      

1. Images, Ideals, and Myths                                                                                                     

        Images and Ideals

        Images and Reality

        The Mythical American Family

        A New Framework for Understanding Families

        Additional Features of This Book

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

2. Preindustrial Families and the Emergence of a Modern Family Form                                 

        Myths and Realities

        Family and the New Social History

        Family Life in Colonial America

        The Emergence of Modern Family Life

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

3.The Historical Making of Family Diversity                                                                           

        Myths and Realities

        Industrialization and Family Life

        Immigration and Family Life

        Racial Control and Family Life

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

4. Economic and Demographic Upheavals in Society and Family Formation                          

        Myths and Realities

        Globalization and the Structural Transformation of the Economy and Families

        The New Immigration and the Changing Racial Landscape

        The Aging of Society

        The Three Structural Transformations of Society

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

5. Class, Race, and Gender                                                                                                        

        Myths and Realities

        Class, Race, and Gender as Structured Inequalities

        Class

        Race

        Gender

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

6.Meshing the Worlds of Work and Family                                                                              

        Myths and Realities

        The Changing Work Patterns of Women, Men, and Teens

        Integrating Work and Family

        Invisible and Unpaid Family Work

        Coping with Work and Family

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

7. The Social Construction of Intimacy                                                                                      

        Myths and Realities

        Heterosexual Courtship and Mate Selection

        Changing Sexual Behavior

        Differentiated Forms of Intimacy

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

8. Contemporary Marriages                                                                                                       

        Myths and Realities

        Marriage: Private and Public Spheres

        Recent Trends

        Are There Benefits to Marriage?

        Micro Aspects of Marriage

        Reconstructing Gender Roles: Building an Egalitarian Marriage

        The Future of Marriage: Changing or Dying?

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

9. Parents and Children                                                                                                               

        Myths and Realities

        The Social Construction of Parenting

        The Social Construction of Childhood

        Demographic Patterns

        The Impact of Children on Marriage

        The Impact of Parents on Children and of Children on Parents

        The Structure of the Family Embedded in a Larger Network of Influences

        Parents and Children in Dual-Earner Families

        Single Parents and Their Children

        Reprise: The Duality of Parenting

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

10. Violence in Families                                                                                                                

        Myths and Realities

        Families in a Violent Society

        Intimate Partner Violence

        Child Abuse and Neglect

        Incest

        Sibling Abuse

        Battered Elders

        Macro and Micro Linkages

        Agency

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

11. Divorce and Remarriage                                                                                                        

        Myths and Realties

        Divorce Rates

        Predicting the Divorce Rate: Up or Down?

        The Consequences of Divorce for Spouses and Children

        Remarriage after Divorce

        The Politics of Divorce

        Is Marriage a Failed Institution?

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

12. Emergent Families in the Global Era                                                                                     

        Myths and Realities

        The Rise in New Family Arrangements

        Single Life

        Heterosexual Cohabitation

        Same-Sex Partners and Families

        Families Separated by Time and Space

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites                                                                                                                     

13. Family Policy for the Twenty-First Century                                                                           

        Myths and Realities

        The Ideological Fault Lines

        The Government’s Limits on the Definition of Marriage

        The Government and Reproductive Rights

        Welfare

        Working Parents

        Meeting the Needs of Disadvantaged Children

        Principles to Guide Family Policy: An Immodest Proposal

        Chapter Review

        Related Web Sites

        Glossary 

        Bibliography

        Credits

        Name Index

        Subject Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205406173
Author:
Zinn, Maxine Baca
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Author:
Wells, Barbara
Author:
Baca Zinn, Maxine
Author:
Zinn, Maxine Baca
Author:
Eitzen, D. Stanley
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
MyFamilyKit Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20070719
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.56x7.70x1.09 in. 2.41 lbs.

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This award-winning text treats family diversity as the norm, while highlighting how race, class, gender, and sexuality produce varieties of familial relationships.

Diversity in Families looks at families not as “building blocks of societies” but rather, as products of social forces within society. The authors undertake a critical examination of society, asking questions such as, “How do families really work?” and “Who benefits under the existing arrangements, and who does not?” Their goal is to demystify and demythologize the family by exposing existing myths, stereotypes, and dogmas.

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