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Stephanie Coontz is a social analyst, family historian, writer, and a professor. She teaches at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her research interests include the historical accuracy, myths, and facts that surround our present concept of traditional family values. In her book, The mostrar mais Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, Coontz disputes many of the myths about the decade of the 1950s. Her book, The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families explores new economic and social pressure put on families. Coontz is a frequent commentator on CNN and NBC news programs and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She was the keynote speaker at the Thirteenth Annual Maine Women's Studies Conference in 1998. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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I've always questioned what it was that the Religious Right wanted in terms of a "traditional marriage." Did they want to bring back domestic violence as an acceptable form of communication between two people? Or did they want to bring back marriage as a political or property exchange? Either way, I would recommend this history book to someone who voted Yes on Proposition 8 in California.
 
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tyk314 | 18 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
I've always questioned what it was that the Religious Right wanted in terms of a "traditional marriage." Did they want to bring back domestic violence as an acceptable form of communication between two people? Or did they want to bring back marriage as a political or property exchange? Either way, I would recommend this history book to someone who voted Yes on Proposition 8 in California.
 
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tyk314 | 18 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The way we never were is a dense book about family structures throughout American history backed up by substantial sociological, family science, and economic research. The main thesis is that family structures change in response to macroeconomic trends, rather than causing these trends (i.e. a "break down" of family values can't be blamed for increased rates of poverty, rather, increased poverty precipitates families forming different arrangements to adapt to economic pressures). If you read the book, definitely read the 2016 edition because the prologue and epilogue provide updates on economic and sociological trends since the book was first published in the 90s and are in fact, probably the most important parts of the book. Also, despite the listed pagination, the book is really only about 400 pages of text, with almost another 200 of notes and bibliography.… (mais)
 
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megacool24 | 12 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
I learned a lot, it was very interesting! Some stuff was naturally outdated given that it was published in 1992 but it was nonetheless really informative.
 
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