Public and Private Families

An Introduction

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070106321

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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Written by one of the leading authorities in the field. Public and Private Families examines the family through two lenses, the familiar private family in which we live most of our lives and the public family where we as adults deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. thus the books looks at both intimate personal concerns. such as whether to marry and societal concerns such as government policies that affect families.
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Public and Private Families

A Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070119291

Category: Families

Page: 368

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Designed for courses in sociology of the family, this work covers a variety of topics, including: the history of the family; gender and families; class; race and ethnicity; families and the state; family formation; spouses and partners; and domestic violence.
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Family Therapy and Chronic Illness

Author: Joan Atwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351520296

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

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Treatment for the chronically ill has traditionally focused on physical factors and symptoms, despite the fact that chronic illness also affects life in an emotional and spiritual way. The approach toward treatment described in this volume addresses all aspects of a patient's life, including their interpersonal experiences and relationships, presenting family therapists and family physicians as part of the same treatment team. This volume thus provides a foundation for understanding the role illness plays in family systems. The meaning an individual gives to an illness is profoundly influenced by and influences that person's social world. In turn, social culture and social networks both shape and are shaped by the individual's experiences. Exploring how the meaning of chronic illness is defined tells us much about the individual's interpersonal relations and the resultant meaning given to the person's illness. As a consequence, family therapy must be an integral part of the treatment plan for chronically ill patients . Family Therapy and Chronic Illness approaches chronic illness from a leading-edge perspective. This approach enables therapists to listen attentively to complicated narratives. Because these stories, feelings, and emotions are difficult to describe, the clients have demanding "telling" tasks while therapists have demanding "listening" tasks. This book sends an important message not just about the chronically ill, but also about their families, therapists, and doctors, and how they can work together to develop the best treatment plan possible.
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Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences

Author: Jonathan Michie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135932263

Category: Social Science

Page: 2165

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This 2-volume work includes approximately 1,200 entries in A-Z order, critically reviewing the literature on specific topics from abortion to world systems theory. In addition, nine major entries cover each of the major disciplines (political economy; management and business; human geography; politics; sociology; law; psychology; organizational behavior) and the history and development of the social sciences in a broader sense.
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The New American Grandparent

A Place in the Family, a Life Apart

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin,Frank F. Furstenberg

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 9780465049943

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

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Two leading sociologists of the family examine the changing role of American grandparents--how they strive for both independence and family ties.
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Public & Private Families

An Introduction

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073528083

Category: Social Science

Page: 572

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Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters – Chapter 9, “Children and Parents;” Chapter 10, “The Elderly and Their Families;” and Chapter 14, “The Family, the State and Social Policy” – examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.
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The Marriage-Go-Round

The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

Author: Andrew J. Cherlin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307773515

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.
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Modern Cookery, for Private Families

Reduced to a System of Easy Practice, in a Series of Carefully Tested Receipts, in which the Principles of Baron Liebig and Other Eminent Writers Have Been as Much as Possible Applied and Explained

Author: Eliza Acton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking, English

Page: 643

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