Handbook of Contemporary Families: Considering the Past, Contemplating the Future

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Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence H Ganong
SAGE, 2004 - 622 Seiten
What has happened to marriage and families? What is the current state of families? Where are families headed? Where is family scholarship headed? As families face challenges today brought on by events that have changed their perception of the world, there is a need for a clear assessment of what has happened to families in the past and an examination of some data-based theories about what is likely to happen in the future.

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.

Features of this Handbook:

Examines a diverse array of families and relationships in which people live, including chapters on alternative lifestyles, gay and lesbian relationships, economically distressed families, religion and families, racial and ethnic diversity, a feminist vision for families, older families, and the effect of computers and other technology on family relationships

Includes both a historical review and future speculation on the subjects covered in each chapter

Interdisciplinary contributors representing a variety of fields such as history, family studies, sociology, law, therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, and human development

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.

 

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Inhalt

Off the Family Studies Screen
23
The Social and Cultural Construction
36
Cohabitation and Family Change
57
An Ecological
79
The Family Context
96
Development
116
Future Prospects
136
GENDER ISSUES
153
Diverse
369
A SevenGeneration Approach to American Indian Families
385
Muslim Families in the United States
394
Families and Religious Beliefs
411
Family Law for Changing Families in the New Millenium
432
Building Enduring Family Policies
451
The Disturbing Paradox of Poverty in American
469
TECHNOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY
491

RAISING CHILDREN
207
Paradoxes Contradictions and Dilemmas
224
Risks Resilience and Change
282
Britains Changing Families
302
Changes and Challenges
317
RACE AND ETHNICITY
331
Trends and Projections
352
Understanding the Effects of the Internet on Family Life
506
WORKING WITH CONTEMPORARY
521
Author Index
555
Subject Index
583
About the Editors
611
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Marilyn Coleman, EdD, is a curators’ distinguished professor emerita of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri (United States). She is also an affiliate faculty member with women’s and gender studies at the University of Missouri and a fellow in the MU Center for Excellence on Aging and the MU Center for Family Policy and Research. She is a fellow in the National Council on Family Relations. She has conducted research on stepfamilies for more than 35 years. Her recent work with Lawrence H. Ganong has focused on (a) intergenerational family responsibilities following divorce and remarriage and (b) the development, maintenance, and dissolution of steprelationships over time. He and Ganong have co-authored over 220 articles and book chapters as well as nine books. She was the second female editor of the leading family journal in the world, Journal of Marriage and Family, from 1992 to 1996, and has been either an associate editor or on the Editorial Board of six additional journals.

Lawrence H. Ganong, PhD, is a professor and co-chair of Human Development and Family Science and Professor of Nursing at the University of Missouri (United States). He has co-authored over 220 journal articles and book chapters as well as nine books. He and Marilyn Coleman recently finished a book that focuses on stepfamily relationships. His primary research program has focused on what post-divorce families, especially stepfamilies, do to develop satisfying and effective relationships. He is a fellow in the National Council on Family Relations and the MU Center for Family Policy and Research.

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