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Family Cycles Strength, Decline, and Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000

Family Cycles: Strength, Decline, and Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000

1st Edition

By Allan C. Carlson
April 30, 2016

In this paradigm-shifting volume, Allan C. Carlson identifies and examines four distinct cycles of strength or weakness of American family systems. This distinctly American family model includes early and nearly universal marriage, high fertility, close attention to parental responsibilities, ...

The Adopted Child Family Life with Double Parenthood

The Adopted Child: Family Life with Double Parenthood

1st Edition

By Christa Hoffmann-Riem
February 29, 2016

This exploration of the experiences of adopting parents and children offers unusual insight into adoption's complexity and its profound impact on family life. Based on the author's research in Germany, where she lived and taught, The Adopted Child has a great deal to say about child rearing and ...

The Natural Family Where it Belongs New Agrarian Essays

The Natural Family Where it Belongs: New Agrarian Essays

1st Edition

By Allan C. Carlson
April 30, 2015

The Natural Family Where It Belongs emphasizes the vital bond of the natural family to an agrarian-like household, where the "sexual" merges with the "economic" through marriage and child-rearing and where the family is defined by its material efforts. This agrarianism is alive and well in ...

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