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American Studies
Families


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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
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Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. What they got instead was an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform... (read more)

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Families as They Really Are
Families as They Really Are
by Barbara Risman
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goes to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from "Are they breaking down?" to "Where are they going, how, and why?" Essays in the book are not reprints; you won't find them anywhere else. Each article is a new... (read more)

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Turning Stones (98 Edition)
Turning Stones (98 Edition)
by Marc Parent
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Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China
by Judith Stacey
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Judith Stacey, 2012 winner of the Simon and Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Sociological Association.A leading expert on the family, Judith Stacey is known for her provocative research on mainstream issues. Finding herself... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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From the National Book Award-winning author of the “brave…deeply humane…open-minded, critically informed, and poetic” (The New York Times) The Noonday Demon, comes a book about the consequences of extreme personal and cultural... (read more)

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Marriage-go-round (09 Edition)
Marriage-go-round (09 Edition)
by Andrew J. Cherlin
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The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America's most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries. Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage... (read more)

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The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
by Bruce Feiler
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The book that revolutionized our view of what makes families happy . . . Determined to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler gathered team... (read more)

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Unequal Childhoods
Unequal Childhoods
by Annette Lareau
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Unequal Childhoods uses actual observations from black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families to provide a vivid account of the importance of social class, and the relative unimportance of race, in shaping parents' and children's lives.... (read more)

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The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story (Phoenix Books)
The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story (Phoenix Books)
by Clifford Shaw
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Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book... (read more)

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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
by Stephanie Coontz
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The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes... (read more)

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Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody
Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody
by Eleanor E Maccoby
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1993 William J. Goode Book Award, Sociology of the Family Section of the American Sociological... (read more)

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King Kong on 4th Street: Families and the Violence of Poverty on the Lower East Side (Institutional Structures of Feeling)
King Kong on 4th Street: Families and the Violence of Poverty on the Lower East Side (Institutional Structures of Feeling)
by Jag Wojcicka Sharff
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In King Kong on 4th Street, Jagna Sharff chronicles an ethnographic teams involvement over a span of fifteen years with the people of a poor, largely Puerto Rican neighborhood in New York City. Anchoring her observations in field notes, she recounts the... (read more)

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Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence
by Robin Karr Morse
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This new, revised edition incorporates significant advances in neurobiological research over the past decade, and includes a new introduction by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, a leading researcher in the field. When Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of... (read more)

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Paternalism Incorporated: Fables of American Fatherhood, 1865-1940
Paternalism Incorporated: Fables of American Fatherhood, 1865-1940
by David Leverenz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-245) and index.... (read more)

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The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence
The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence
by Elliott Currie
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An “energetic,” “provocative,” and “much-needed” investigation of the root causes of the epidemic of drug abuse, violence, and despair among middle-class American teenagers (Los Angeles Times)     ... (read more)

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Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families
Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families
by Susan J Ferguson
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Shifting the Center is an anthology that explores the issues and diversity of contemporary families by presenting a balanced coverage of racial and ethnic variation, and integrating a diversity of family arrangements and processes.... (read more)

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Couples, Kids, and Family Life (Social Worlds from the Inside Out)
Couples, Kids, and Family Life (Social Worlds from the Inside Out)
by Jaber F Gubrium
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Since "family" takes on such highly varied forms, any discussion of what it is, who it is, or what family life is like is bound to be complicated--perhaps even controversial. Couples, Kids, and Family Life examines these issues in an engaging and... (read more)

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When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America
When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America
by Mark S Kiselica
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Mark S. Kiselica draws on his many years of counseling teenage fathers to offer a compassionate look at the difficult life circumstances and the complicated hardships these young men experience. He dispels many of the myths surrounding teenage fatherhood... (read more)

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A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence
A Tribe Apart: A Journey Into the Heart of American Adolescence
by Patricia Hersch
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For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight... (read more)

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