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The Resource Not-so-nuclear families : class, gender, and networks of care, Karen V. Hansen

Not-so-nuclear families : class, gender, and networks of care, Karen V. Hansen

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Not-so-nuclear families : class, gender, and networks of care
Title
Not-so-nuclear families
Title remainder
class, gender, and networks of care
Statement of responsibility
Karen V. Hansen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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Hansen, Karen V
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Families
  • Social networks
  • Social classes
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Families
  • Social classes
  • Social networks
  • United States
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Family & Marriage
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  • In recent years U.S. public policy has focused on strengthening the nuclear family as a primary strategy for improving the lives of America's youth. It is often assumed that this normative type of family is an independent, self-sufficient unit adequate for raising children. But half of all households in the United States with young children have two employed parents. How do working parents provide care and mobilize the help that they need? In Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care, Karen V. Hansen investigates the lives of working parents and the informal networks they construct to help care for their children. She chronicles the conflicts, hardships, and triumphs of four families of various social classes. Each must navigate the ideology that mandates that parents, mothers in particular, rear their own children, in the face of an economic reality that requires that parents rely on the help of others. In vivid family stories, parents detail how they and their networks of friends, paid caregivers, and extended kin collectively close the "care gap" for their school-aged children. Hansen not only debunks the myth that families in the United States are independent, isolated, and self-reliant units, she breaks new theoretical ground by asserting that informal networks of care can potentially provide unique and valuable bonds that nuclear families cannot. The book concludes with a series of policy suggestions intended to improve the environment in which working families raise children. It is essential reading for scholars of the family, gender, and sociology
  • Not-So-Nuclear Families investigates the lives of working parents and the informal networks they construct to help care for their children. She chronicles the conflicts, hardships, and triumphs of four families of various social classes. Each must navigate the ideology that mandates that parents, mothers in particular, rear their own children, in the face of an economic reality that requires that parents rely on the help of others. In vivid family stories, parents detail how they and their networks of friends, paid caregivers, and extended kin collectively close the "care gap" for their school-aged children
  • In recent years U.S. public policy has focused on strengthening the nuclear family as a primary strategy for improving the lives of America's youth. It is often assumed that this normative type of family is an independent, self-sufficient unit adequate for raising children; however, half of all households in the United States with young children have two employed parents. How do working parents provide care and mobilize the help that they need? In Not-So-Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care, Karen V. Hansen investigates the lives of working parents and the informal networks they construct to help care for their children. She chronicles the conflicts, hardships, and triumphs of four families of various social classes. Each must navigate the ideology that mandates that parents, mothers in particular, rear their own children, in the face of an economic reality that requires that parents rely on the help of others. In vivid family stories, parents detail how they and their networks of friends, paid caregivers, and extended kin collectively close the "care gap" for their school-aged children. Hansen not only debunks the myth that families in the United States are independent, isolated, and self-reliant units, she breaks new theoretical ground by asserting that informal networks of care can potentially provide unique and valuable bonds that nuclear families cannot. The book concludes with a series of policy suggestions intended to improve the environment in which working families raise children. It is essential reading for scholars of the family, gender, and sociology
  • How do working parents provide care and mobilize the help that they need? Karen V. Hansen investigates the lives of working parents and the informal networks they construct to help care for their children. The book concludes with a series of policy suggestions intended to improve the environment in which working families raise children
Label
Not-so-nuclear families : class, gender, and networks of care, Karen V. Hansen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Networks of interdependence in an age of independence -- The Cranes: an absorbent safety net -- The Aldriches: a family foundation -- The Duvall-Brennans: a loose association of advisors -- The Beckers: a warm web of people -- Staging networks: inclusion and exclusion -- The tangle of reciprocity -- Men, women, and the gender of caregiving
Control code
ocm59717443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537412
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)59717443
Label
Not-so-nuclear families : class, gender, and networks of care, Karen V. Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Networks of interdependence in an age of independence -- The Cranes: an absorbent safety net -- The Aldriches: a family foundation -- The Duvall-Brennans: a loose association of advisors -- The Beckers: a warm web of people -- Staging networks: inclusion and exclusion -- The tangle of reciprocity -- Men, women, and the gender of caregiving
Control code
ocm59717443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537412
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)59717443

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