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Families as they really are

Author: Barbara J Risman; Virginia Rutter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
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A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that explores how families operate in everyday life.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Risman; Virginia Rutter
ISBN: 9780393937671 0393937674
OCLC Number: 897632461
Description: xii, 788 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Springing forward from the past: an introduction / Barbara J. Risman and Virginia E. Rutter --
One thousand and forty-nine reasons why it's hard to know when a fact is a fact / Andrew J. Cherlin --
When is a relationship between facts a causal one? / Philip A. Cowan --
Uncovering hidden facts that matter in interpreting individuals' behaviors: an ethnographic lens / Linda M. Burton --
CCF brief: the trouble with averages: the impact of major life events and acute stress may not be what you think / Anthony D. Mancini and George A. Bonanno --
In the news: when numbers mislead / New York Times --
The evolution of American families / Stephanie Coontz --
American childhood as a social and cultural construct / Steven Mintz --
In the news: a "golden age" of childhood? / Christian Science Monitor --
CCF Brief: homesick kids and helicopter parents: are today's young adults too emotionally dependent on parents? / Susan Matt --
African Americans and the birth of the modern marriage / Donna L. Franklin --
Changing counts, counting change: Americans' movement toward a more inclusive definition of family / Brian Powell, Catherine Bolzendahl, Claudia Geist, and Lala Carr Steelman --
In other words: FAFSA form will now recognize college students' same-sex parents / ThinkProgress --
Interracial families in post-civil rights America / Kerry Ann Rockquemore and loren Henderson --
CCF brief: changes in interracial marriage / Kimberlyn Fong --
Families "in law" and families "in practice": does the law recognize families as they really are? / Karen Struening --
Childfree families / Amy Blackstone and Amy Greenleaf --
CCF facts: aging alone in America / Eric Klinenberg, Stacy Torres, and Elena Portacolone --
In the news: loneliness and race in the twilight years / DCentric --
New couples, new families: the cohabitation revolution in the United States / Pamela J. Smock and Wendy D. Manning --
CCF brief: does premarital cohabitation raise your risk of divorce? / Arielle Kuperberg --
Growing up with a lesbian, gay, or bisexual sibling / Amy Brainer --
CCF symposium: why interracial marriage is good for black women, and experts in response / Ralph Richard Banks --
In the news: Stanford law professor argues black women should cross race barrier for marriage partners / San Jose Mercury News --
In other words: the coolest thing about online dating sites / Cyborgology --
Life in a dual-earner couple before, during, and after the Great Recession / Shannon N. Davis and Brittany Owen --
From outlaws to in-laws: gay and lesbian couples in contemporary society / Robert-Jay Green --
In other words: some states see fight for right to same-sex divorce / Associated Press --
Independent women: equality in African American lesbian relationships / Mignon R. Moore --
Why is everyone afraid of sex? / Pepper Schwartz --
First comes love, then comes herpes: sexual health and relationships / Adina Nack --
CCF facts: Valentine's day fact sheet on healthy sex / Adina Nack --
In other words: can we have the HPV vaccine without the sexism and the homophobia? / Ms. blog --
Orgasm in college hookups and relationships / Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Paula England, and Alison C. K. Fogarty --
In other words: hooking up as a college culture / Gender & Society blog --
In other words: everything you wanted to know about sex and houseword but were too busy to ask / The Washington Post --
The marriage movement / Orit Avishai, Melanie Heath, and Jennifer Randles --
In the news: how to stay married / The Times of London --
CCF brief: promoting marriage among single mothers: an ineffective weapon in the war on poverty? / Kristi Williams --
In the news: no, marriage is not a good way to fight poverty / ThinkProgress --
The case for divorce / Virginia E. Rutter --
In other words: silver linings divorce trend / Family Inequality --
Stepfamilies as they really are: neither Cinderella nor the Brady Bunch / Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong --
Beyond family structure: family process studies help to reframe debates about what's good for children / Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan --
CCF brief: was the war on poverty a failure? Or are antipoverty efforts swimming simply against a stronger tide? / Philip N. Cohen --
Parenting adult children in the twenty-first century / Joshua Coleman --
In the news: lean times force many bay area "boomerang kids" to return home as adults / San Jose Mercury News --
CCF facts: myths of later motherhood / Elizabeth Gregory --
In the news: number of "older" women having babies continues to grow / Deseret News --
"This is your job now": Latina mothers and daughters and family work / Lorena Garcia --
Adoptive parents raising neoethnics / Pamela Anne Quiroz --
Parents as pawns: interses, medical experts, and questionable consent / Georgiann Davis --
In the news: op-ed: hey, Fox News, intersex is not a punchline / The Advocate --
The power of queer: how "guy moms" challenge heteronormative assumptions about mothering and family / Raine Dozier --
In other words: dress shopping and gender bending: why I'm wearing a suit and a veil / Offbeat Bride --
In other words: the class and race demographics of LGBT families / Sociological Images --
The immigration kaleidoscope: knowing the immigrant family next door / Etiony Aldarondo and Edward Ameen --
In the news: the picture-perfect American family? These days, it doesn't exist / The Washington Post --
When men stay home: household labor in female-led Indian migrant families / Pallavi Banerjee --
In the news: an immigrant wife's place? In the home, according to visa policy / Ms. blog --
Diverging development: the not-so-invisible hand of social class in the United States / Frank F. Furstenberg Jr. --
CCF brief: unequal childhoods: inequalities in the rhythms of daily life / Annette Lareau --
Not just provide and reside: engaged fathers in low-income families / Kevin Roy and Natasha Cabrera --
In other words: more similarities than differences in study of race and fatherhood / Sociological Images --
Mass incarceration and family life / Bryan L. Sykes and Becky Pettit --
In other words: doing time = doing gender / Girl w/ Pen! --
Betwixt and be tween: gender contradictions among middle schoolers / Barbara J. Risman and Elizabeth Seale --
Falling back on plan B: the children of the gender revolution face uncharted territory / Kathleen Gerson --
CCF facts: women's education and their likelihood of marriage: a historic reversal / Jonathan Bearak and Paula England --
In the news: women say "I do" to education, then marriage / Chicago Tribune --
Men's changing contribution to family work / Oriel Sullivan --
In the news: it's not just us: women around the world do more housework and have less free time / ThinkProgress --
Being "the man" without having a job and/or providing care instead of "bread" / Kristen Myers and Ilana Demantas --
CCF symposium: equal pay symposium: 50 years since the equal pay act of 1963 / Stephanie Coontz and Virginia E. Rutter --
In the news: Yes, I've folded up my masculine mystique, honey / The Sunday Times of London --
In other words: still a man's world: the myth of women's ascendance / Boston Review --
Families: a great American institution / Barbara J. Risman.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago, Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University with contributions by Amy Brainer.
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