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Families : traditional and new structures

Author: Paul McCaffrey
Publisher: Ipswich, MA : H.W. Wilson, ©2013.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 84, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses the evolution of what constitutes a family and the impact on individuals and society.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McCaffrey
ISBN: 9780824211189 0824211189 9780824212490 0824212495
OCLC Number: 778426405
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Who is family today? --
Contemporary motherhood --
Changing perspectives on fatherhood --
Adoption and the changing face of families --
Families across cultures --
Family, finances, and the economy. [Pt.] 1: Who is family today?. Family redefined / Paul McCaffrey --
Address to the Iowa House of Representatives / Zach Wahls --
How America changed / Haya El Nasser and Paul Overberg --
What is family? / Heather Somaini --
Freer, messier, happier / Jeremy Adam Smith --
Gay couples : a close look at this modern family / Sharon Jayson --
More gay men embrace marriage, fatherhood / The Associated Press --
SPLC lawsuit challenges Defense of Marriage Act, VA for refusing to recognize legally married same-sex couples / --
Fighting for family / Tara Cavanaugh --
[Pt.] 2: Contemporary motherhood. American mothers : finding a balance / Paul McCaffrey --
Midlife mamas : it's worth the wait / Karen West --
Why I left my children / Rahna Reiko Rizzuto --
Mother huckster / Sarah McAbee --
The mommy option : 1 in 4 moms stay-at-home / Elizabeth Gettelman --
The Jewish mother I never thought I'd be / Kim Brooks --
Obama's young mother abroad / Janny Scott --
[Pt.] 3: Changing perspectives on fatherhood. Fatherhood across the spectrum / Paul McCaffrey --
Remarks by the President at a Father's Day event / Barack Obama --
How dads develop / Brian Mossop --
Military dads and fatherwork / Jerry Novack --
Holidays / Nick Serpe --
Father's Day : why dads are more engaged--and more absent / Mark Trumbull --
Whv antipoverty efforts must not neglect fathers / Leslie Lenkowsky --
Fatherhood 2.0 / Lisa Takeuchi Cullen and Lev Grossman --
[Pt.] 4: Adoption and the changing face of families. Multiple approaches to adoption and building families / Paul McCaffrey --
Modern family / Meryl Gordon --
About a boy / Adam H. Graham --
The American adoption family I know of / Meixin Dai, translated by Sheng-Wei Wang --
Same & different / Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee --
Born identity / Kelley Christin --
For adoptive parents, questions without answers / John Leland --
Adoption 2.0 : finding mom on Facebook / Belinda Luscombe --
[Pt.] 5: Families across cultures. Bicultural and multilingual families / Paul McCaffrey --
Dearborn in the USA / Sohrab Ahmari --
The Latino crescent / Lyndsey Matthews --
Chinese or American? Or both? / Amy Ku --
I just came out to my 80-something father / Prumsodun Ok --
I am Chinese American / Ray Kwong --
My life as an undocumented immigrant / Jose Antonio Vargas --
Mideast meets Midwest / James Poniewozik --
[Pt.] 6 : Family, finances, and the economy. Family and the economy / Paul McCaffrey --
Poverty, hardship and families : how many people are poor, and what does being poor in America really mean? / Philip N. Cohen --
All together now : extended families / Sharon Jayson --
One in two new graduates are jobless or underemployed / Hope Yen --
A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living / Ron Scherer --
Economic check-up dismal for many U.S. families / Jason Kane --
Black Atlantans struggle to stay in the middle class / Robert Siegel.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 84, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Paul McCaffrey.


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