Stephanie Coontz


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August 31, 1944

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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. Her writings have been translated into French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Czech, German, Norwegian, Turkish, Greek, Chinese, Ukrainian, and Japanese.

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A Strange Stirring: The Fem...

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WHAT SOCIALISTS STAND FOR

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Making Marriage Modern: Wom...

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“Like most visions of a 'golden age', the 'traditional family' evaporates on closer examination. It is an ahistorical amalgam of structures, values, and behaviors that never coexisted in the same time and place.”
Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were: American Families & the Nostalgia Trap

“College graduates and women with higher earnings are now more likely to marry than women with less education and lower wages, although they generally marry at an older age. The legal profession is one big exception to this generalization. Female attorneys are less likely to ever marry, to have children, or to remarry after divorce than women in other professions. But an even higher proportion of male attorneys are childless, suggesting there might be something about this career that is unfriendly to everyone’s family life, not just women’s.”
Stephanie Coontz (Author), Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage

“Contrary to popular opinion, 'Leave it to Beaver' was not a documentary.”
Stephanie Coontz, The Way We Never Were: American Families & the Nostalgia Trap

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