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The American Family as a Context for Healthy Ageing

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of contemporary American family structure on the ageing process. It is shown that mature Americans will have increasingly heterogeneous family histories and statues. ... More


Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. The book shows how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American ... More


The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Lindsey Apple

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Known as the Great Compromiser, Kentuckian Henry Clay left a valuable legacy to his country by defining the role of Speaker of the House, envisioning a plan, the American System, that foretold the ... More


“to put forth almost superhuman efforts to regain their children”: Freedwomen, Parental Rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau

Mary Farmer-Kaiser

in Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Emancipation and the legal recognition of the African-American family that it conferred had granted, at least in theory, black parents the right to claim and control their own ... More


The Changing Portrait of the American Family

Duncan Lindsey

in The Welfare of Children

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136715
eISBN:
9780199894079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the child welfare system has adapted to the changing conditions of American families. After World War II mothers began a long steady entry back into the labor force that ... More


Home for Christmas: Christmas Trees and Christmas Giving

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

With the birth of Sta. Claus in the American family tradition, Christmas turned into a home festival. This was a festival which was embraced and cultivated from the many old Christmas traditions ... More


Emerging Diversity in Family Life: Adoption by Gay and Lesbian Parents

Adam Pertman and Jeanne Howard

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses changes that have occurred in the American family over the past few decades. We have witnessed a radical reduction in the social stigmas against nontraditional families ... More


Weathering Different Storms

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the conclusion to this study of the impact of local agriculture on the slave families living in various localities of the non-cotton South. It states that typical slave families ... More


Home for Christmas: Family, Religion, and Santa Claus

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The celebration of childbirth is important to each and every family. It symbolizes a new beginning of hope and life. This chapter discusses the huge impact of childbirth in the recognition of ... More


A Century of the American Family

Donna Ruane Morrison

in Cross Currents: Family Law and Policy in the US and England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268208
eISBN:
9780191683442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268208.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The present state of the American family is commonly interpreted as a ‘sign of the times’, a by-product of contemporary values and culture and the economic forces that shape modern life. Taking a ... More


Family

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how gradual manumission divided African American families between slavery and freedom, strategies for maintaining familial integrity across that divide, and free African ... More


The Impact of Income Dynamics on Mortality in the United States

Peggy Mcdonough, Greg J. Duncan, David R. Williams, and James S. House

in The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297413
eISBN:
9780191685347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297413.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The United States is facing a growing problem in inequality in terms of income which has dictated the course of the country’s economic growth. In order to study the relationship of income and ... More


The Power of the Family

Deborah Weinstein

in The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter explains the rationale for examining how families became a site of disease and an appropriate point of intervention during mid-century America. It operates across three ... More


A Golden Moment Squandered: The Inside Story of the Critical 1971 Comprehensive Child Development Act

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

in The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the history of child care policy in the United States. In 1970, the White House Conference on Children identified affordable, reliable, comprehensive, and good quality child care ... More


The Contested Table: Food, Gender, and Generations in Italian Harlem, 1920–1930

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the conflict over food that pitted New York-born Italians against their immigrant parents during the period 1920–1930. It begins with a discussion of how food became a symbol of ... More


“Sunday Dinner? You Had to Be There!”: Making Food, Family, and Nation in Italian Harlem, 1930–1940

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how, during the period 1930–1940, Italian immigrants in East Harlem articulated new food-based strategies aimed at controlling the mobility of immigrant children by delaying ... More


Global Family Making: Narratives by and about Adoptive Families

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the emotional costs of Asian international adoption in the United States by focusing on the less well-known stories of pioneering American adoptive families. In particular, it ... More


The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Deborah Weinstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While iconic popular images celebrated family life during the 1950s and 1960s, American families were simultaneously regarded as potentially menacing sources of social disruption. The history of ... More


The Asian American Family Portrait Documentary: Multiplying Discourses

Rocío G. Davis

in Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834586
eISBN:
9780824870485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834586.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the discursive possibilities of the filmed family memoir, called “family portrait documentary,” as a form of historical mediation. Three family portrait documentaries are ... More


Atlantic Crossings

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Wong's trans-Atlantic Career over seven years. It details her stardom in Shanghai Express with Dietrich and Daughter of the Dragon with Warner Oland and Sessue Hayakawa. It ... More


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