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The way we never were

American families and the nostalgia trap

by Stephanie Coontz

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Published by BasicBooks in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Family -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
    • Nostalgia,
    • United States -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-379) and index.

      StatementStephanie Coontz.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ535 .C643 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 391 p. ;
      Number of Pages391
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1568913M
      ISBN 100465001351
      LC Control Number91059009

        The Way We Still Never Were: Another Quarter Century of Family Change and Diversity. A briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families by Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and professor of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, Coontz sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the division of labor along gender lines, .

      The Way We Never Were examines two centuries of American family life and shatters a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, Coontz sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the. Now comes "The Way We Were," which is essentially just a love story, and not sturdy enough to carry the burden of both radical politics and a bittersweet ending. Advertisement Streisand plays Katie Morosky, and when we meet her in the late s, she's the secretary of the campus Young Communist League.

      THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: Stephanie Coontz AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE ’S-Our idea of the ’s family very much comes from the ’sitcoms still on TV today.-Fewer than 10% of families = “Leave it to Beaver” or “Ozzie and Harriet” model.-Coontz argues that why if it now agreed that non-traditional families make up the majority of families today, why is the . Often brilliant and invariably provocative. --New York Times Book ReviewLeave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the 'male breadwinner marriage' is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the s than they are today. In The Way We Never Were, acclaimed historian Stephanie Coontz .


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Placing the American family in its historical, cultural, economic, and philosophic context, Coontz (co-ed., Women's Work, Men's Property, ) identifies the myths—and their sources, functions, and fallacies—that Americans generate around family life, as well as the terrible burden these illusions create.

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Stephanie Coontz (born Aug ) is an author, historian, and faculty member at Evergreen State teaches history and family studies and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from Coontz has authored and co-edited several books about the history of the family and Alma mater: University of California, Berkeley.

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In The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (Basic Books, ; new edition with new introduction, ), Stephanie Coontz dispelled many popular myths about the history of the family.Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p.

[]) and index. Contents. Introduction The Way We Wish We Were: Defining the Family Crisis Leave it to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet: American Families in the s My Mother Was a Saint: Individualism, Gender Myths, and the Problem of Love We Always Stood on Our Own Two Feet: Self-reliance and the American .