the way we never were american families and the nostalgia trap

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The Way We Never Were

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 9780465098842
Genre : History
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"Often brilliant and invariably provocative." --New York Times Book Review Leave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the 'male breadwinner marriage' is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the 1970s than they are today. In The Way We Never Were, acclaimed historian Stephanie Coontz provides a myth-shattering examination of two centuries of the American family, sweeping away misconceptions about the past that cloud current debates about domestic life. The 1950s do not present a workable model of how to conduct our personal lives today, Coontz argues, and neither does any other era from our cultural past. This revised edition includes a new introduction and epilogue, looking at what has and has not changed since the original publication in 1992, and exploring how the clash between growing gender equality and growing economic inequality is reshaping family life, marriage, and male-female relationships in our modern era. Now more relevant than ever, The Way We Never Were continues to be a potent corrective to dangerous nostalgia for an American tradition that never really existed.

L Wen Wecken

Author : Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
ISBN : 9783036992990
Genre : Fiction
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Ein Neurochirurg überfährt einen illegalen Einwanderer. Es gibt keine Zeugen, und der Mann wird ohnehin sterben - warum also die Karriere gefährden und den Unfall melden? Doch tags darauf steht die Frau des Opfers vor der Haustür des Arztes und macht ihm einen Vorschlag, der sein geordnetes Leben komplett aus der Bahn wirft. Wie hätte man selbst in einer solchen Situation gehandelt? Diese Frage schwebt über dem Roman, der die Grenzen zwischen Liebe und Hass, Schuld und Vergebung und Gut und Böse meisterhaft auslotet.

The Way We Really Are

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019251946
Genre : Social Science
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Presents an account of family life and diversity today, suggesting that every kind of family can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses

American Families

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 0415915732
Genre : Social Science
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Essays explore the interaction of race, class, and gender in current scholarship on families, documenting the power structure of family systems throughout American history

Lady Killer

Author : Joelle Jones
ISBN : 9783736732636
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Josie Schuller ist das, was man in den amerikanischen 60ern unter einer Bilderbuch-Hausfrau versteht. Doch die perfekte Mutter und Gattin führt ein Doppelleben als Auftragskillerin! Seit ihrem Umzug in den Süden operiert Josie auf eigene Rechnung. Bis ein alter Bekannter sich ihr als neuer Partner aufdrängt und die Dinge immer blutiger werden... Die mörderische Hausfrau ist zurück. Die zweite blutige Miniserie als deutsche Erstveröffentlichung! "Mad Men meets Dexter." - ComicBookResources

Marriage A History

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 1101118253
Genre : History
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.

Connecting The Dots

Author : Peggy Wireman
ISBN : 9781351526593
Genre : Social Science
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Despite its size and social diversity, the United States is one nation, and what happens in one city or neighborhood ultimately affects all Americans. "Connecting the Dots" addresses the complex relationships between family and community, and between community and other players affecting family and community life, including the private sector, government, nonprofit groups, and religious organizations. Contrary to much rhetoric, Wireman argues that America does not suffer from a loss of family values, but from a shift in business practices and public commitments. The American dream of work hard, buy a home, and give your children a better life is no longer realistic for millions of workers, both white-collar and blue-collar. At an individual level, millions of Americans face significant challenges as they go about trying to meet the everyday responsibilities of earning an income, feeding their families, maintaining their health, finding housing, handling everyday household chores, and caring for their children. Besides identifying top-down structures, laws, and attitudes that create a supportive context for family life, the book includes bottom-up anecdotal examples to ground its policy-oriented discussion. It also provides statistical data needed to develop realistic solutions. Wireman examines diversity as well, since how America handles racial and ethnic differences remains crucial to its future. She discusses ways in which communities have created social capital, community cohesion, and local organizational ability. Wireman provides a framework for policymakers, local community leaders, and neighborhood activists to use in analyzing their situations and selecting the best approach; she also describes what various players can and must do to uphold the American dream. "Connecting the Dots" will be of keen interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and social workers.

Life In Capitalist America

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : UOM:39015030416302
Genre : Business & Economics
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Das Jahrhundert Des Kindes

Author : Ellen Key
ISBN : 9783861998181
Genre : Fiction
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Ellen Key: Das Jahrhundert des Kindes. Studien Barnets århundrade. Erstdruck: Stockholm, Bonnier, 1900. Deutsche Erstausgabe: berlin, S. Fischer Verlag, 1902, übersetzt von Marie Franzos unter dem Pseudonym Francis Maro. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Ausschnitt aus dem Gemälde »Freunde«, 1900/1907. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Handbuch Familiensoziologie

Author : Paul B. Hill
ISBN : 9783658022761
Genre : Social Science
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Dieser Band bietet einen umfassenden Einblick in die große thematische Breite und Tiefe der familiensoziologischen Forschung. Dabei geht es um die Konstanten und Differenzierungen des familialen Lebens in den verschiedensten Regionen der Welt sowie die unterschiedlichen methodischen und theoretischen Ansatzpunkte in der Familienforschung. Schließlich wird eine Vielzahl familialer und sozialstruktureller Fragestellungen einschließlich ihrer empirischen Fundierung aufgegriffen, referiert und kritisch kommentiert. Heiratsmarkt, Fertilität, Arbeitsteilung, Generationenbeziehungen, Interaktionsstile, Trennung, Bildung, Mobilität sind nur einige Beispiele für den breiten thematischen Zugriff des vorliegenden Bandes, welcher in vier thematischen Abschnitten und fünfundzwanzig Beiträgen systematisch das Feld der Familiensoziologie beschreibt.

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