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American Families: A Multicultural Reader

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Is the traditional American family under attack? This reader testifies to the extraordinary diversity of American families, revealing the recent family values debate as a denial of this diversity. Paying special attention to variations of class, race and ethnicity, the contributors highlight the larger social factors and dynamics of family change. These articles provide a ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published November 2nd 1998 by Routledge
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Koleksi American Corner UGM
Judul : American Families (A Multicultural Reader) 2nd Edition

Penulis/Editor : Stephanie Coontz, Maya Parson, Gabrielle Raley

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Selama lima puluh tahun belakangan, terdapat semakin banyak keluarga-keluarga Amerika dengan ras dan etnis yang lebih beragam daripada sebelumnya. Kombinasi anggota keluarga juga amat berkembang: keluarga-keluarga single parent, pasangan tak menikah yang memiliki anak, pasangan yang bercerai yang mengasuh anak mereka berbarengan, keluarga dengan ibu/ayah tiri,
This is a really great book that touches on a range of topics impacting the American Family through the 20th century. It specifically looks at such things as policy decisions, social norms, race, class, and gender dynamics. Each essay is an introduction/ overview of a topic the author in question has significant background and scholarship in. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history, present, and future of families in the United States.
Dec 09, 2009 Starbubbles rated it liked it
ah yes, this would be my last coontz book for a while. to be honest, it's not really her's. there are two other editors, yet alone all of the articles that were written. as all collections go, some are better than others. my favorite example of a not so good one was "family on fault lines." i think the word family was mentioned like twice. the rest of the time was spent talking to the working class about race. interesting, but not really about how race affect family. now, it could have been that ...more
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Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from 2001-04. Coontz is the author of "A Strange Stirring": The Feminine Mystique and the Wives of "The Greatest Generation" (Basic Books, forthcoming 2010) and the award-winning Marri ...more
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