* denotes selections new to this edition.
I. MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES. 1. The Changing Family: History and Politics.
Where Are the Good Old Days?—Stephanie Coontz.
Immigrant Families in the City—Mark Hutter.
Interpreting the African Heritage in Afro-American Family Organization—Niara Sudarkasa.
Setting the Clock Forward or Back? Covenant Marriage and the Divorce Revolution—Laura Sanchez, Steven L. Nock, James D. Wright, and Constance T. Gager.* 2. The Family, Kinship, and the Community.
The Female World of Cards and Holidays: Women, Families, and the Work of Kinship—Micaela di Leonardo.
Mexican American Women Grassroots Community Activists: The Mothers of East Los Angeles—Mary Pardo.
Muscogee Women's Identity Development—Barbara B. Kawulich.*
Long Distance Community in the Network Society: Contact and Support Beyond Netville—Keith N. Hampton and Barry Wellman.*
II. GENDER RELATIONS: INEQUALITY, SEXUALITY, AND INTIMACY. 3. Premarital and Mate Selection Relationships.
Dating on the Net: Teens and the Rise of “Pure” Relationships—Lynn Schofield Clark.*
Getting a Man or Getting Ahead—Alexandra Berkowitz and Irene Padavic.*
Asian Indian Marriages—Arranged, Semi-Arranged, or Based on Love—Johanna Lessinger.*
“You Go 'Cause You Have to”: The Bridal Shower as a Ritual of Obligation—Beth Montemurro.* 4. Sexuality, Intimacy, and the Family.
The Feminization of Love—Francesca M. Cancian.
“That's Our Kind of Constellation” Lesbian Mothers Negotiate Institutionalized Understandings of Gender within the Family—Susan E. Dalton and Denise D. Bielby.*
Islamic Family Ideals and Their Relevance to American Muslim Families—Bahira Sherif.* 5. Gender Roles, Work and the Family.
There's No Place Like Work—Arlie Russell Hochschild.
Gender, Class, Family, and Migration: Puerto Rican Women in Chicago—Maura I. Toro-Morn.
Baseball Wives: Gender and the Work of Baseball—George Gmelch and Patricia Mary San Antonio.*
III. GENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 6. Patterns of Parenthood, Childhood, and Adolescence.
Single Mothers by Choice—Valerie S. Mannis.*
Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing About Motherhood—Patricia Hill Collins.
Black Teenage Mothers and their Mothers: The Impact of Adolescent Childbearing Daughters' Relations with Mothers—Elaine Bell Kaplan.
The Changing Culture of Fatherhood in Comic-Strip Families: A Six-Decade Analysis—Ralph LaRossa, Charles Jaret, Malati Gadgil, and G. Robert Wynn.*
Nonfamily Living in Context: Household, the Life Course, and Family Values—Frances K. Goldscheider and Calvin Goldscheider. 7. The Family and the Elderly.
To Be Old and Asian: An Unsettling Life in America—Florentius Chan.
Intimate Strangers: The Elderly and the Elderly Health Care Giver Relationships—Mark Hutter.
“The Normal American Family” as an Interpretive Structure of Family Life Among Grown Children of Korean and Vietnamese Immigrants—Karen Pyke.*
IV. Families in Crisis and Change. 8. Family Stress, Crisis, and Violence.
The Batterer's View of the Self and Others in Domestic Violence—Sarah Goodrum, Debra Umberson, and Kristin L. Anderson.*
Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal Punishment—Murray A. Straus.
Karla and the Armstrongs: Two Oral Histories of Homeless American Families—Steven Vanderstaay. 9. Divorce, Remarriage, and the Future of the Family.
Divorce Culture: A Quest for Relational Equality in Marriage—Karla B. Hackstaff.*
Rethinking Relationships Between Divorced Mothers and Their Children: Capitalizing on Family Strengths—Joyce A. Arditti.*
The Social Self as Gendered: A Masculinist Discourse of Divorce—Terry Arendell.
Divorce and Fatherhood—Erma Jean Lawson and Aaron Thompson.*
Stepparents: De Facto Parents or Legal Strangers—Mary Ann Mason, Sydney Harrison-Jay, Gloria Messick Svare and Nicholas H. Wolfinger.*
Family Law in the New Millennium: For Whose Families?—Mary Ann Mason, Mark A. Fine, and Sarah Carnochan.*