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Volume 2, Number 3, Summer 2004 Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Guest Editors
Young Feminists
Take on the Family
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·Changing Shape of America's Families
·Work/Family Conflict
·Contemporary Marriage
·Gay and Lesbian Families
·Single Parenting
·Adoption and Foster Care
·Low-Income Families

Recommended Reading

Changing Shape of America's Families

Bianchi, Suzanne, et al. Changing Rhythms of the American Family. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, forthcoming.

Casper, Lynne, and Suzanne M. Bianchi. Continuity and Change in the American Family. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2001.

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

— — —. The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families. New York: Basic Books, 1997.

Franklin, Donna L. Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Haney, Lynn, and Lisa Pollard, eds. Families of a New World: Gender, Politics, and State Development in a Global Context. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Work/Family Conflict

Bookman, Ann. Starting in Our Own Backyard: How Creating Community Can Solve the Work-Family Crisis. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Chambers, Veronica. Having It All? Black Women and Success. New York: Doubleday, 2003

Gerson, Kathleen, and Jerry A. Jacobs.The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming.

Gornick, Jane, and Marcia Meyers. Families that Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2003.

Hanauer, Cathi. The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Hochschild, Arlie Russell. The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.

— — —. The Second Shift. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

— — —. The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work. New York: Henry Holt, 2000.

Meiksins, Peter, and Peter Whalley. Putting Work in Its Place: A Quiet Revolution. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Moen, Phyllis. It's About Time: Couples and Careers. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Philipson, Irene. Married to the Job: Why We Live to Work and What We Can Do about It. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.

Presser, Harriet. Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families. New York: Russell Sage, 2003.

Williams, Joan. Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It. Oxford University Press, 2001.

Contemporary Marriage

Cherlin, Andrew J. Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Corral, Jill, and Lisa Miya-Jervis, eds. Young Wives' Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership. New York: Avalon Publishing, 2001.

Davis, Kingsley, and Amyra Grossbard-Schechtman, eds. Contemporary Marriage: Comparative Perspectives on a Changing Institution. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1985.

Franklin, Donna L. What's Love Got to Do with It? Understanding and Healing the Rift Between Black Men and Women. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Furstenberg, Frank F. "The Fading Dream: Prospects for Marriage in the Inner City." In Problems of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States, edited by Elijah Anderson and Douglas Massey. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000.

Tucker, M. Belinda, and Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, eds. The Decline in Marriage among African-Americans. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995.


Smock, Pamela J. "Cohabitation in the United States: An Appraisal of Research Themes, Findings, and Implications." Annual Review of Sociology 26 (2000): 1–20. Solot, Dorian, and Marshall Miller. Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Couple. New York: Avalon Publishing, 2002.

Gay and Lesbian Families

Laird, Joan, and Robert-Jay Green, eds. Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996.

Laird, Joan. "Lesbian and Gay Families." In Normal Family Processes, edited by Froma Walsh, 3rd ed. New York: Guilford Publications, 2002.


Chase, Susan, and Mary Rogers. Mothers and Children: Feminist Analyses and Personal Narratives. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Douglas, Susan, and Meredith Michaels. The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.

Gore, Ariel, and Bee Lavender, eds. Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers. New York: Avalon Publishing, 2001.

Gore, Ariel. The Mother Trip: Hip Mama's Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood. New York: Avalon Publishing, 2000.

Gore, Ariel. Whatever, Mom: Hip Mama's Guide to Raising a Teenager. Seattle: Seal Press, 2004.

Halliday, Ayun. The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches. Seattle: Seal Press, 2002.

Pearson, Allison. I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother. New York: Knopf Publishing, 2003.

Shields, Julie. How to Avoid the Mommy Trap: A Roadmap for Sharing Parenting and Making It Work. New York: Capital Books, 2002.


Gerson, Kathleen. No Man's Land: Men's Changing Commitments to Family and Work. New York: Basic Books, 1994.

Single Parenting

Orange, Cynthia. Sing Your Own Song: A Guide for Single Moms. Minneapolis, MN: Hazelden, 2001.

Adoption and Foster Care

Pertman, Adam. Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution Is Transforming America. New York: Basic Books, 2001.

Low-Income Families

Madsen, William C., and Michael P. Nichols. Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families: From Old Problems to New Futures. New York: Guilford Publications, 1999.

Newman, Katherine S. No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City. New York: Knopf Publishing, 2000.

Wilson, William Julius. When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. New York: Random House, 1997.

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