Families as They Really Are by Barbara J. RismanFamilies as They Really Are 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 wont find them anywhere else. Each article is a new contribution to the research and theory about families, drawn from an interdisciplinary community of experts.
The four parts of Families as They Really Are focus on how we got to where we are today, whats happening in relationships, youth in the 21st century, and the state of the gender revolution.
Families as they really are
Edited by Barbara J. Keywords: Families - United States - History. These essays aren't reprints; every article is an original contribution to the research and theory about families—written specifically with undergraduate readers in mind. Show more Show less. Instead, this collection presents powerful, well-written new work by a diverse roundtable of social scientists, whose wealth of research expertise is matched by a common commitment to clarity without over-simplification.
A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that explores how families operate in everyday life. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Instead, this collection presents powerful, well-written new work by a diverse roundtable of social scientists, whose wealth of research expertise is matched by a common commitment to clarity without over-simplification. The attention to how class, race, gender and sexuality challenge families and shape family concerns is thoughtful and balanced. Families As They Really Are is bursting its generous seams with lively, lucid, authoritative, original essays on every form and facet of contemporary family life.
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A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that explores how families operate in everyday life. Barbara J. Risman is the author of Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition and over two dozen journal articles. She is also the president of the board of The Council on Contemporary Families, a national organization whose mission is to bring new research findings and clinical expertise to public attention. In , she was elected vice president of the American Sociological Association. She is currently testing theories about whether hormonal exposure in utero influences gendered selves in adulthood. Risman strongly believes that sociologists have a responsibility both to do good research and to teach about it in the classroom and to the public at large.