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All our families : new policies for a new century : a report of the Berkeley family forum / edited by Mary Ann Mason, Arlene Skolnick, Stephen D. Sugarman.

Contributor(s): Mason, Mary Ann | Skolnick, Arlene S, 1933- | Sugarman, Stephen D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: xii, 260 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0195108310; 9780195108316; 0195108329 (pbk.); 9780195108323 (pbk.).Subject(s): Families -- United States | Family policy -- United States | Stepfamilies -- United States | Adoptive parents -- United States | Single parents -- United States | Gay parents -- United States | Social change -- United States | United States -- Social policyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: All our families.DDC classification: 306.85/0973 Other classification: 71.21 Also issued online.
Contents:
Single-parent families / Stephen D. Sugarman -- Families started by teenagers / Jane Mauldon -- Children of divorce : a society in search of policy / Judith S. Wallerstein -- The modern American stepfamily : problems and possibilities / Mary Ann Mason -- Gay and lesbian families : queer like us / Judith Stacey -- A sign of family disorder? Changing representations of parental kidnapping / Paula S. Fass -- New families : modern couples as new pioneers / Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan -- Working families : hearth to market / Neil Gilbert -- Abusive and neglecting parents and the care of their children / Richard P. Barth -- Solomon's children : the new biologism, psychological parenthood, attachment theory, and the best interests standard / Arlene Skolnick.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Single-parent families / Stephen D. Sugarman -- Families started by teenagers / Jane Mauldon -- Children of divorce : a society in search of policy / Judith S. Wallerstein -- The modern American stepfamily : problems and possibilities / Mary Ann Mason -- Gay and lesbian families : queer like us / Judith Stacey -- A sign of family disorder? Changing representations of parental kidnapping / Paula S. Fass -- New families : modern couples as new pioneers / Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan -- Working families : hearth to market / Neil Gilbert -- Abusive and neglecting parents and the care of their children / Richard P. Barth -- Solomon's children : the new biologism, psychological parenthood, attachment theory, and the best interests standard / Arlene Skolnick.

Also issued online.

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Most libraries will need to acquire this collection. Drawing on the academic strengths of several respected scholars from University of California at Berkeley's psychology, social work, and law faculties, these essays address the changing American family structure and focus especially on how changed family structures affect child welfare. An introductory chapter outlines the dimensions of family change. Later chapters consider a variety of issues: single parent families, families started by teenagers, children of divorce, children raised by stepparents, children raised by gay or lesbian parents, working parents, child kidnapping, and child abuse and neglect. The volume's concise and comprehensive overview of contemporary child welfare issues, and its highly accessible writing style, will make it required reading in many undergraduate and graduate social work courses, as well as in some specialized courses in sociology and psychology. All levels. W. Feigelman; Nassau Community College

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