The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia
Marilyn J. Coleman, Lawrence H. Ganong
SAGE Publications, Sep 2, 2014 - Social Science - 2144 pages
The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity.
Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy.
The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.
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However, this population is not monolithic, and the term Asian American
constitutes many subgroups. Asian American people include those who identify
themselves asChinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietname.se, Korean, Japanese,
to legitimize Chua, which in turn mischaracterizes the Asian American family.
Table 1 Number and percentage of families below poverty level in 2000, by
ethnic group Source: Christopher Thao Vang, 2010. Table 1provides the number
and the ...
The homogenization of Asian American families, or believing thatallAsians
families arethe same,is highly problematic. The idea of“tiger mothering” conceals
Asian Americans' true academicand familial heterogeneity. Ethnic glossleads
In other words, poor Korean American families will, on average, have poorer
academic outcomes thanwealthier Korean American families. The Coalition for
Asian American Childrenand Families (CACF), withfunding from the Ford
The compositions and cultures found inAsian American familiesare incredibly
diverse. Household incomeof Asian American families also tends to be
distributed ina bimodal fashion. Future research should examine how adopted
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