Spring 2012 not offered
This course explores issues in contemporary U.S. family life, as illuminated by historical experience. Guiding questions include: What different forms do family arrangements take? How and on what basis are families produced? How are gender, racial, ethnic, and class differences reflected in and produced by family life? What is and what should be the relationship between family and state, as expressed in law and public policy (e.g., divorce, welfare, and access to legal marriage)?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
Judith Stacey, BRAVE NEW FAMILIES
Julia Wrigley, OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN
Gwendolyn Mink, WELFARE'S END
Nazli Kibria, POWER, PATRIARCHY AND GENDER CONFLICT IN THE VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY
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Four to six short papers, group presentation, and final exam.
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