All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century by Mary Ann Mason

All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century

EditorMary Ann Mason, Arlene Skolnick, Stephen D. Sugarman

Paperback | October 15, 2002

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All Our Families, a project of the Berkeley Forum on the Family, takes a hard look at contemporary families. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition includes chapters on divorcing families, single-parent families, step-families, dual-income families, adolescent-parent families,immigrant families, and gay and lesbian families. Distinguished by their exceptional reputations as family scholars, the Forum's interdisciplinary team of authors examines the challenges to existing public policies that are brought on by problems such as custody disputes, family poverty, parentalkidnapping, fathers who aren't really fathers, abuse and neglect, and the special psychological conditions faced by today's couples with newborns. The contending claims of biological and psychological parents are also exposed and confronted. Essential for courses in sociology, psychology, social work, public policy, and law, All Our Families, 2/e proposes new policies for strengthening the families of America as we move into the twenty-first century.

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Mary Ann Mason is at University of California, Berkeley. Arlene Skolnick is at New York University. Stephen D. Sugarman is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Title:All Our Families: New Policies for a New CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195148819

ISBN - 13:9780195148817

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAuthors1. Mary Ann Mason, Arlene Skolnick, and Stephen D. Sugarman: Introduction2. Stephen D. Sugarmann: Single-Parent Families3. Jane Mauldon: Families Started by Teenagers4. Judith S. Wallerstein: Children of Divorce: A Society in Search of Policy5. Mary Ann Mason: The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibilities6. Ira Mark Ellman: Ambiguous-Father Families7. Judith Stacey: Gay and Lesbian Families: Queer Like Us8. Paula S. Fass: A Sign of Family Disorder? Changing Representations of Parental Kidnapping9. Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan: New Families: Modern Couples as New Pioneers10. Neil Gilbert: Working Families: Hearth to Market11. Sylvia Guendelman: Immigrant Families12. Richard P. Barth: Abusive and Neglecting Parents and the Care of Their Children13. Arlene Skolnick: Solomon's Children: The New Biologism, Psychological Parenthood, Attachment Theory, and the Best Interests Standard