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Handbook of Family Diversity

Handbook of Family Diversity - 00 edition

Handbook of Family Diversity - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780195120394

ISBN10: 0195120396

Handbook of Family Diversity by David H. Demo, Katherine R. Allen and Mark A. Fine - ISBN 9780195120394
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
International: No
Handbook of Family Diversity by David H. Demo, Katherine R. Allen and Mark A. Fine - ISBN 9780195120394

ISBN13: 9780195120394

ISBN10: 0195120396

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00

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The status of the American family has been the topic of considerable debate in recent years. As demographic changes make our country more multicultural, and as new types of family forms become more common, it is essential for sociologists, social workers, and psychologists to understand the full range of diversity in American families. To varying extents, African-American families, Hispanic-American families, lesbian and gay families, single-parent families, step families, and families with low socioeconomic status have been marginalized from mainstream scholarship on families. As a result, students taking courses on families are typically not exposed to the experiences of these groups.

The Handbook of Family Diversity fills this gap in scholarship by providing a comprehensive discussion of several key dimensions where families differ: race, socioeconomic status, family structure, and sexual orientation and gender. Featuring commissioned chapters by prominent senior scholars from a variety of fields, it discusses the multiple aspects of family interaction as they vary across different types of families as well as key public policy issues pertaining to family diversity.

  • The authors of each chapter are leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of family studies
  • Each chapter deals with issues of family interaction and process, as well as social stratification and the intersections among gender, race, class, sexual orientation, age, and family stucture
  • The Handbook is comprehensive for family scholars, but also accessible for student readers and those unfamiliar with the field
  • Sets a standard for new research in the area of family diversity

Author Bio

Demo, David H. : University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Allen, Katherine R. : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Fine, Mark A. : University of Missouri-Columbia

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword, Kathleen Gerson

PART I. Introduction

1. An Overview of Family Diversity: Controversies, Questions, and Values, Kathleen R. Allen, Mark A. Fine, and David H. Demo

PART II. Reflections on Family Diversity: Past and Present

2. Historical Perspectives on Family Diversity, Stephanie Coontz
3. Diversity of Family Structure: Economic and Social Influences, Jay D. Teachman

PART III. Gender Dynamics in Families

4. Gender, Marriage, and Diverse Possibilities for Cross-Sex and Same-Sex Pairs, Virginia Rutter and Pepper Schwartz
5. Gender and Parent-Child Relations, Gary Peterson, Denise Ann Bodman, Kevin R. Bush, and Debra Madden-Derdich
6. Gender and Intergenerational Relationships, Debra Umberson and Ellen Slaten
7. Kinship and Gender, Colleen L. Johnson

PART IV. Family Structure and Diversity

8. Diversity Within Single-Parent Families, Paul R. Amato
9. Diversity Among Stepfamilies, E. Mavis Hetherington and Margaret Stanley-Hagan
10. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Families, Ritch C. Savin-Williams and Kristin G. Esterberg
11. Older Adults and Their Families, Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Rosemary Blieszner

PART V. Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversities in Families

12. Diversity Within African American Families, Ronald L. Taylor
13. Diversity Within Latino Families: New Lessons for Family Social Science, Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells
14, Masako Ishii-Kuntz

PART VI. Class Diversities in Families

15. Poverty and Economic Hardship in Families, Mark R. Rank
16. Diversity in Family Structure: Effects on Schooling, Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander

PART VII. Applications for Working With Families

17. Culture and Narrative as Central Metaphors for Clinical Practice with Families, Joan Laird
18. Family Diversity and Family Life Education, Judith A. Myers-Walls
19. Family Diversity and Family Policy, Richard M. Lerner, Elizabeth E. Sparks, and Laurie D. McCubbin

PART VIII. Conclusion

20. Family Diversity and Intersecting Categories: Toward a Richer Approach to Multiple Roles, Stephen R. Marks and Leigh A. Leslie
21. The Handbook's Tail: Toward Revels or a Requiem for Family Diversity?, Judith Stacey
22. Family Diversity in the 21st Century: Implications for Research, Theory, and Practice, Mark A. Fine, David H. Demo, and Katherine R. Allen