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History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Lisa Wilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618425
eISBN:
9781469618449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618449.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Stepfamilies are not a modern invention. George Washington, the father of the United States, was a stepfather, but despite this reality, the history of stepfamilies in America has yet to be fully ... More


Queer Stepfamilies: The Path to Social and Legal Recognition

Katie L. Acosta

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479800957
eISBN:
9781479801015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This work examines the social and legal experiences of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer stepparent families. The data come from fifty-one interviews with origin and/or stepparents from ... More


Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care. Existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million ... More


PARRICIDE: BASIC FACTS AND LITERATURE

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines killings of parents (mothers and fathers combined) and stepparents (stepmothers and stepfathers combined). Special attention is focused on parricides and stepparricides ... More


Stepparents’ Familial Roles: Finding Their Way to Meaningful Contributions

Katie L. Acosta

in Queer Stepfamilies: The Path to Social and Legal Recognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479800957
eISBN:
9781479801015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Acosta’s findings suggest same-sex parents divide child care and paid work based not on specialization but rather on their individual circumstances (such as earning capacity, physical health, and ... More


“It Really Is Better If We All Just Stay Alive”

Katie L. Acosta

in Queer Stepfamilies: The Path to Social and Legal Recognition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781479800957
eISBN:
9781479801015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800957.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter Acosta shares the respondent families’ plans in the event of the death of an origin parent. She asked each respondent whether their family had discussed what would happen to the ... More


Afterword: The Case of the Evil (Step)mother, or the Impossibility of Intergenerational Solidarity

Maria Nikolajeva

in Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831910
eISBN:
9781496831965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831910.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the tension between intergenerational solidarity and intergenerational conflict in children's and young adult fiction from two theoretical perspectives: bio-psychological and ... More


Becoming a Black Woman A Closer Look at Personal, Cultural, and Emotional Challenges

Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica Greene, and Geoffrey L. Greif

in Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195126426
eISBN:
9780197561362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195126426.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In the previous two chapters, we listened to the daughters, in their own voices, describe the myriad experiences that helped to promote their academic success, in general, and in math and science, ... More


A Caregiver Becomes a Griever

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

in Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 6 organizes the interviewees’ grief experiences using William Worden’s four tasks of mourning as a framework. Managing life after loss entailed accepting the reality of the death, developing ... More


Adoption

Sanford N. Katz

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199759224
eISBN:
9780199364800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Before 1851 when Massachusetts state legislature passed the first American statute requiring a judicial process for the adoption of a child, adoption was the result of a ... More


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