Points and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century: An Anthology by Marilyn ColemanPoints and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century: An Anthology by Marilyn Coleman

Points and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century: An…

EditorMarilyn Coleman, Lawrence Ganong

Paperback | August 21, 2002

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Edited by noted family scholars Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong, this collection of contemporary, controversial articles is designed to develop students' critical thinking skills and to stimulate dialogue and discussion about important issues in marriage, families, and close relationships. Editors Coleman and Ganong have selected articles that are consistently engaging, lively, and thought-provoking. These include a wide range of both academic and popular essays examining numerous subjects not addressed in most marriage and family texts--such as interracial dating and marriage, ageat the time of marriage, men and women as friends, licensing parents, the Internet as an aid in developing relationships, and New Social Darwinism. Points and Counterpoints presents balanced controversial viewpoints on: * Relationships. * Marriage. * Parenting. * Family diversity. Each issue features an introduction to the key concepts and provides discussion questions that encourage students to synthesize the material, explore possible solutions, and develop their own positions.
Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong are both at University of Missouri.
Title:Points and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century: An…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.89 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:August 21, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Controversial Relationship IssuesIssue 1: Does the Internet Help People Form Romantic Relationships? Is the Internet a Love Machine?1a. Romance in Cyberspace: Understanding Online Attraction, Alvin Cooper and Leda Sportolari 1b. Love on the Internet?, B. Cornwell and D. C. Lundgren Issue 2: Are Men and Women Really From Different Planets?2a. Mars and Venus, Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Shelley A. Haddock, and Christine R. McGeorge2b. Beyond Mars and Venus: Men and Women in the Real World, Donna L. SollieIssue 3: Can Men and Women Be 'Just' Friends?3a. 'Just Friends'? Frequency of Sexual Activity in Cross-Sex Friendships, Walid Afifi and Sandra L. Faulkner 3b. 'I Like You... as a Friend': Attraction in Cross-Sex Friendship, Heidi M. ReederIssue 4: Living Together: Preparation for Marriage or Playing at Commitment?4a. Living Together Is Just Playing at a Committed Relationship, Esther Crain 4b. Living Together Is Good Preparation for Marriage and for Life, Robyn Brown Issue 5: Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder or Go Wander? Can Long-Distance Romance Work?5a. Staying Close When Apart: Intimacy and Meaning in Long-Distance Dating Relationships, Joyce A. Arditti and Melissa KauffmanIssue 6: 'Goin' to the Chapel and....': Does Marriage Matter?6a. Flying Solo, Tamala M. Edwards with Tammerlin Drummond and Elizabeth Kauhnan, Anne Mofiet, Jacqueline Savaiano, and Maggie Stager ,Part Two: Controversial Marriage IssuesIssue 7: When Should Women Marry?7a. Women Who Marry When They Are Young Will Be Happier, Danielle Crittenden 7b. Women Should Marry When, and If, They Are Ready - Fools Rush In..., Jennifer Pozner Issue 8: 'I Now Pronounce You Husband and... Husband?' Legal Marriage and Same-Sex Couples8a. A Man and a Woman Are Needed for the 'Honorable Estate', William J. Bennett 8b. State Has No Compelling Reason to Bar Same-Sex Unions, Scott Miller Issue 9: Love and Marriage Go Together Like...?9a. Thinking About Romantic/Erotic Love, Henry Grunebaum 9b. Fallacies About Love and Marriage, Joseph S. Silverman Issue 10: Why Do Men Batter Women? Two Perspectives10a. Feminist Perspectives on Male Violence Against Women, Amy Marin and Nancy Felipe Russo 10b. Family Systems Perspectives on Battering: The Importance of Context, Stephen Anderson and Margaret Schlossberg Part Three: Controversial Issues Regarding ParentsIssue 11: Should Parenting Require a License?11a. Licensing Parents - A Controversial Cure for Crime, David T. Lykken 11b. Toward Voluntary Parenthood, Sandra Scarr 11c. The Outcome of Parenting: What Do We Really Know?, Judith Rich Harris Issue 12: Parenting by the Book - But Whose Book? Race, Ethnicity, and Parenting Styles12a. Race, Ethnicity, and Parenting Styles, Linda Halgunseth, Catherine Cushinberry, and Tashel Bordere Issue 13: 'Mama, He Says...': Children as Language Brokers for Their Parents13a. Language Brokering: Positive Developmental Outcomes, Linda Halgunseth13b. Language Brokering as a Stressor for Immigrant Children and Their Families, Adriana J. Umana-Taylor 13c. Language Brokering: A Personal Experience, Susan Santiago Issue 14: Are Companies Becoming Friendlier to Working Moms and Dads?14a. Being There for the Children, Carol Lippert Gray 14b. Friendly for Whose Family?, Betty Holcomb 14c. Watch Out for 'Family Friendly' Policies, Barbara Bergmann Issue 15: Does Day Care Make Children Mean? The New Debate Over Working Mothers15a. Denying Reality Can't Change Day Care Facts, Mona Charen 15b. Want Better Child Care? Hire Better Caregivers, Jack Shonkoff and Deborah Phillips Issue 16: Do Fathers Matter?16a. Yes, Fathers Really Matter!, Ross Parke and Armin Brott16b. Are Fathers Essential? Maybe Not, Louise B. Silverstein and Carl F. AuerbachIssue 17: Do These Genes Look OK? The Human Genome Project and Our Future17a. Blessings From the Book of Life, David Stipp 17b. Designer Genes for All?, Garland E. Allen Part Four: Controversial Issues Related to Family DiversityIssue 18: Is Love (Color) Blind?18a. My Life in Black and White, Susan Fales-Hill 18b. Getting Under My Skin, Don Terry Issue 19: Nuclear Family Wars: The Status of American Families19a. Can the Nuclear Family Be Revived?, David Popenoe19b. The American Family Today Is Not Worse Off Than in the Past, Stephanie Coontz Issue 20: How Harmful Is Divorce to Children?20a. Staying Together for the Sake of the Children, Walter Kirn20b. Divorcing Reality, Stephanie Coontz Issue 21: Should Divorce Laws Be Reformed?21a. A Solution to America's Divorce Problem, Steven L. Nock, James D. Wright, and Laura Sanchez21b. Divorce Reform Won't Lower the Divorce Rate, Ashton Applewhite Issue 22: Are Stepparents 'Bad' for Children?22a. The Truth About Cinderella, Martin Daly and Margo Wilson22b. Was Cinderella Right? The New Social Darwinism Targets Stepparents, Mary Ann Mason Issue 23: Cultural Values and Caregiving23a. Cultural Values and Caregiving, M. Elise Radina