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Fast-Forward Family: Home, Work, and Relationships in Middle-Class America

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Called and#147;the most unusually voyeuristic anthropology study ever conductedand#8221; by the New York Times, this groundbreaking book provides an unprecedented glimpse into modern-day American families. In a study by the UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives and Families, researchers tracked the daily lives of 32 dualworker middle class Los Angeles families between 2001 and 2004. The results are startling, and enlightening. Fast-Forward Family shines light on a variety of issues that face American families: the differing stress levels among parents; the problem of excessive clutter in the American home; the importance (and decline) of the family meal; the vanishing boundaries that once separated work and home life; and the challenges for parents as they try to reconcile ideals regarding what it means to be a good parent, a good worker, and a good spouse. Though there are also moments of connection, affection, and care, itand#8217;s evident that life for 21st century working parents is frenetic, with extended work hours, childrenand#8217;s activities, chores, meals to prepare, errands to run, and bills to pay.

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and#147;The CELF study is a monumental achievement, an inestimable contribution to the field of ethnography and to an understanding of the lives of dual-career, middle-class American families. This book, which brings together many of the studyand#8217;s key findings, is sure to be an instant classic.and#8221;and#151;Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

and#147;The research done by CELF was truly extraordinary and creatively done. They obtained a wealth of data unparalleled in social science research. This collection will be enormously useful.and#8221;and#151;Barbara Schneider, Hannah Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

About the Author

Elinor Ochs is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Applied Linguistics at UCLA and the author of Linguaggio e Cultura, co-author of Constructing Panic and Living Narrative, and co-editor of Handbook of Language Socialization. Her awards include the MacArhur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tamar Kremer-Sadlik is Social Sciences Director of Programs and Director of Research for the Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) at UCLA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Note to the Reader

Introduction

Elinor Ochs and Tamar Kremer-Sadlik

1. Coming Home

Elinor Ochs and Belinda Campos

2. At Home

Anthony P. Graesch

3. Dinner

Elinor Ochs and Margaret Beck

4. Mountains of Things

Jeanne E. Arnold

5. Housework

Wendy Klein, Carolina Izquierdo, and Thomas N. Bradbury 000

6. Chores

Wendy Klein and Marjorie Harness Goodwin

7. Homework and Recreation

Tamar Kremer-Sadlik and Kris Gutiand#233;rrez

8. Nurturing

Marjorie Harness Goodwin and Charles Goodwin

9. Stress

Rena Repetti, Darby Saxbe, and Shu-wen Wang

10. Health as a Family Matter

Linda C. Garro

11. Time for Family

Tamar Kremer-Sadlik

12. The Good Enough Family

Elinor Ochs and Tamar Kremer-Sadlik

Appendix: The CELF Study

References

List of Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520273979
Subtitle:
Home, Work, and Relationships in Middle-Class America
Author:
Ochs, Elinor (edt)
Author:
Ochs, Elinor
Author:
Kremer-Sadlik, Tamar
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 b/w photographs, 10 line illustration
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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and#147;The CELF study is a monumental achievement, an inestimable contribution to the field of ethnography and to an understanding of the lives of dual-career, middle-class American families. This book, which brings together many of the studyand#8217;s key findings, is sure to be an instant classic.and#8221;and#151;Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

and#147;The research done by CELF was truly extraordinary and creatively done. They obtained a wealth of data unparalleled in social science research. This collection will be enormously useful.and#8221;and#151;Barbara Schneider, Hannah Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

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