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Family Life in 20th-century America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Family Life in 20th-century America

Presents an overview and analysis of the social changes that have occurred in family life in the last one hundred years, discussing such issues as new attitudes toward marriage and divorce, the development of new gender roles, the transformation of work,and the rise of alternative families.

Stepfamily Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 339

Stepfamily Relationships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-08-01
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  • Publisher: Springer

This second edition synthesizes the emerging knowledge base on the diversity of stepfamilies, their inherent concerns, and why so relatively little is still known about them. Its extensive findings shed needed light on family arrangements relatively new to the literature (e.g., cohabitating stepparents), the effects of these relationships on different family members (e.g., stepsiblings, stepgrandparents), the experiences of gay and lesbian stepfamilies, and the stigma against non-nuclear families. Coverage reviews effective therapeutic and counseling interventions for emotional, familial, and social challenges of stepfamilies, as well as the merits of family education and self-help programs....

Bibliotherapy With Stepchildren
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 132
Remarried family relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 183

Remarried family relationships

"A concise and informative . . . review of research and theory pertaining to remarried relationships and some of the factors contributing to remarriage instability. . . . The book provides . . . an up-to-date introduction." --Child & Family Behavior Therapy "Lawrence H. Ganong and Marilyn Coleman advance the understanding of remarried families be summarizing and synthesizing the results of empirical studies and works by clinicians on remarried families into a concise, readable book. . . . Due to its comprehensive scope, this book stands out as the single most valuable current publication on remarried families. . . . Family scholars and practitioners will find this book a wonderful reservoir ...

Changing Families, Changing Responsibilities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 203
Handbook of Contemporary Families
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 622

Handbook of Contemporary Families

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: SAGE

The Handbook of Contemporary Families explores how families have changed in the last 30 years and speculates about future trends. Editors Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence H. Ganong, along with a multidisciplinary group of contributors, critique the approaches used to study relationships and families while suggesting modern approaches for the new millennium. The Handbook looks at how changes within the contemporary family have been reflected in family law, family education, and family therapy. The Handbook of Contemporary Families is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators, and practitioners who study and work with families in several disciplines, including Family Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Social Work.

The Social History of the American Family
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 2144

The Social History of the American Family

The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and li...

Changing Families, Changing Responsibilities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 216

Changing Families, Changing Responsibilities

This book explores the topic of family obligations following changes in family structure caused by divorce and remarriage. Family obligations are commonly defined as the rights and duties that accompany family roles. They have been described as the "glue" that connects generations, as well as the "oughts" and "shoulds" that surround individual family relationships. This book is primarily concerned with normative beliefs about what family members should do for each other. It differs from previous accounts of family obligation norms because it specifically focuses on family responsibilities after divorce and remarriage, two events that affect an increasing number of families today. The authors...

Stepfamilies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Stepfamilies

Stepfamilies: History, Research, and Policy examines language use, laws, cultural stereotypes, media images, and social policies and practices to create an understanding of how predominant views about stepfamilies and stepfamily members are constructed within society. As the rates of divorce and remarriage continue to increase, it is more important than ever to overcome nuclear family ideology and abandon the model of research that compares stepfamilies with nonstepfamilies. This book shows you how honor and empowerment can be attained in new family structures and how alternative kin networks can be just as healthy as the traditional nuclear family unit. As this book examines the ability of ...

Families & Change
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 476

Families & Change

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Change is an integral part of any family's day-to-day experience. Problems, crises, transitions, and change all affect the family as our society progresses into a more complicated future. Researchers and practitioners grapple with such complex issues as divorce, violence, and changing family structures each day and require suggestions and solutions to tough situations associated with families and change. This book integrates scholarship from a variety of disciplines to address the most common problems faced by contemporary families. This new edition includes a chapter on LGBT families and covers military families. In addition. It also has a new student study site and faculty resources.