Cover image for Changing family values
Title:
Changing family values
Author:
Jagger, Gill, 1965-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415149587

9780415149570
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library HQ518 .C48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Changing Family Values offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates and new research surrounding the family. It explores how we define traditional family values and how these values are perceived as being underthreat in contemporary society. Ranging across politics, social policy, law and sociology, the contributors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. Issues covered include:
* the recent backlash against single mothers
* lesbian and gay families and the law
* men's changing roles within the family
* the future of the nuclear family.
This book is ideal for courses covering the family, a central topic in sociology and women's studies.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction Changing Family Valuesp. 1
1 End of Century, End of Family?p. 17
2 Men, Heterosexuality and the Changing Familyp. 38
3 Will Boys Be Left on the Shelf?p. 59
4 Lesbian and Gay Familiesp. 77
5 Poor Choices?p. 98
6 'Family Values' and Conservative Government Policy: 1979-97p. 119
7 Family Values and the Nation Statep. 136
8 Unpicking Political Communitarianismp. 150
9 From Modern Nuclear Family Households to Postmodern Diversity?p. 165
10 Virtual Social Science and the Politics of Family Values in the United Statesp. 185
Name Indexp. 206
Subject Indexp. 211

Google Preview