The Family, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1573569534
  • ISBN-13: 9781573569538
  • DDC: 306.8503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Everyone is part of a family, but what constitutes a family is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States today. Battleground: The Family provides extensive coverage of those critical issues in U. S. culture concerning current and future family life, such as dating, marriage, parenting, work and family, abuse, and divorce. The scholarly contributors to this set provide unbiased coverage on these often incendiary topics, allowing students to assess the role of these controversies in their own lives. Entries thoroughly introduce the topic of concern, describe the problem as it currently exists, provide context for the controversies surrounding it, synthesize the current knowledge on the topic, and guide the reader to additional areas for consideration.

Battleground: The Family serves as a starting point for those advanced high school and beginning undergraduate students who wish to pursue a more detailed study of family controversies and cultural concerns for classroom assignments. Non-specialist readers will also find this a useful resource in critically assessing current trends and conflicts in constituent groups' conceptions of family.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
Series Foreword.
1: Abortion.
2: Addiction and Family.
3: Adversarial and No-Fault Divorce.
4: African American Fathers.
5: Arranged Marriage.
6: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
7: Battered Woman Syndrome.
8: Benefits Of Marriage.
9: Biological Privilege.
10: Birth Control.
11: Birth Order.
12: Breastfeeding Or Formula Feeding.
13: Changing Fertility Patterns.
14: Child Abuse.
15: Child Care Policy.
16: Child Support and Parental Responsibility.
17: Childbirth Options.
18: Childfree Relationships.
19: Children As Caregivers.
20: Cohabitation, Effects On Marriage.
21: Common Law Marriage.
22: Corporal Punishment.
23: Cosleeping.
24: Covenant Marriage.
25: Culture Of Poverty.
26: Dating.
27: Day Care.
28: Deadbeat Parents.
29: Developmental Disability and Marital Stress.
30: Divorce and Children.
31: Divorce, as Problem, Symptom, or Solution.
32: Domestic Partnerships.
33: Domestic Violence Behaviors and Causes.
34: Domestic Violence Interventions.
35: Elder Abuse.
36: Elder Care.
37: Employed Mothers.
38: Extramarital Sexual Relationships.
39: Family and Medical Leave Act (Fmla).
40: Family Roles.
41: Fatherhood.
42: Fictive Kin.
43: Foster Care.
44: Gay Parent Adoption.
45: Grandparenthood.
46: Grandparents As Caregivers.