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This study examines the social and cultural forces making marriage increasingly rare and fragile in the contemporary world. Four essays, together with an edited summary of debate among leading researchers, help define the historical significance of current trends in family life in America. Drawing from sociological statistics, historical research, literary criticism, and philosophic reflection, this book offers a wide-ranging exploration of marital trends. Co-published with the Rockford Institute's Center on the Family in America.
A tapestry of rich and varied perspectives drawn from a remarkable event. The Brief Therapy Congress, sponsored by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, brought together over 2200 therapists and an impressive faculty that included J. Barber, J. Bergman, S. Budman, G. Cecchin, N. Cummings, S. de Shazer, A. Ellis, M. Goulding, J. Gustafson, J. Haley, C. Lankton, S. Lankton, A. Lazarus, C. Madanes, W. O'Hanlon, P. Papp, E. Polster, E. Rossi, P. Sifneos, H. Strupp, P. Watzlawick, J. Weakland, M. Yapko and many more.
Author note: Nan Bauer Maglin is Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Nancy Schniedewind is Professor of Educational Studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz.
Matthews Hamabata got off to an unpromising start when he first arrived in Japan to study influential business families. An unmarried, third-generation Japanese-American graduate student, he was there to learn about business executives in their roles as male principals and heads of households. Some Japanese were less than hospitable and often downright rude to him, and the souvenirs bearing the Harvard University emblem that he had brought along for gifts proved to be inappropriate within the highly ritualized system of Japanese gift-giving. In this engaging and personal narrative, we watch Hamabata in the first disappointing six months of his fieldwork as he attempts to map the boundaries of culture, class, and sexuality. I became my own biggest fieldwork problem, he writes. Was I inside or out? When I thought I was in, I was actually out, but when I acknowledged the fact that I was out, I was let in. He soon recognized the importance of marital and filial relations in transmitting power in the business world, and he began to direct his study to examining the social and emotional lives of all members of the Japanese ie (household) and the way they affect business activity and ownership. He takes us behind the scenes of the family enterprise to see how the multiple layers of reality -biological, social, religious, emotional, and symbolic-relate and cause dilemmas for ie members. (Names, locations, and other details have been altered for the sake of anonymity.) We meet the Moriuchis, the Itoos, the Okimotos-people who must constantly balance their own personal desires against the good of the ie. Many telling vignettes illustrate a central tension in their lives-their need for love, power, and emotional expression versus the constraints of traditional attitudes toward their ancestors, public honor, the economic enterprise, and the obligation to continue the ie over time. A grandfather stubbornly refuses to hand over the reins of succession to the next generation, creating an impossible situation that eventually tears apart an economic empire, as well as the fabric of various interrelated families. Economic, familial, and religious factors figure in a clash for succession between the person who possesses the ancestral tablets and the head of the enterprise. A daughter must reconcile personal love with arranged marriage. Ambitions for the son in line for succession war with the realization that this spoiled, incompetent young man may well ruin the ie. A fascinating portrait of everyday life told with vibrant sensitivity as well as humor, this book is full of the vitality of common concerns: life choices, love and commitment, confrontations with death. It is about very real people trying to make sense of their lives-trying to reconcile the roles and duties dictated by custom and tradition with rapidly changing expectations in the international milieu of contemporary Japan.
Provides an overview of the Milan Family Therapy Team's work from its inception to its present state. The authors show how the variant and invariant family therapy methods evolved and provide the understanding necessary to allow readers to adapt these approaches to their own work.
Directed towards researchers and practitioners in family studies and gerontology, this completely revised Second Edition of Family Relationships in Later Life provides an innovative new collection of research-based descriptions on family relations of older people. Each chapter summarizes existing literature on the topic and provides up-to-date original research. Topics addressed include: sibling relationships in later life; widowhood; ethnic differences; elder abuse and mistreatment; family care; and health problems.
Who will control the raising of our children: the government or the family? What kind of care would children choose? Is a child's place in the home? Can changes in financial incentives of $1,000 a year make a difference in family choices. How can we cope with the modern epidemic of daycare diseases? Can the mother's role in the home be replaced? What is quality child care? These are some of the questions answered in Who Will Rock the Cradle?
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Die vorliegende Studie ist im Auf trag des Hessischen Sozialministers in den Jahren 1984 bis 1988 erarbeitet worden. Unser Dank gilt in erster Linie dieser groBziigigen Forde- rung eines Projekts, das sowohl Grundlagenforschung ermoglichte als auch Wege fur neue therapeutische Anwendungsfelder aufzeigen konnte. Zu danken ist auch den Mitarbeiter(n)/innen der Sozialen Wohnraurnhilfe und des So- zialamts in Offenbach, die uns bei dem Zugang zu den Familien unterstiitzt haben, so- wie den Sozialarbeiter(n)/innen der Familienfiirsorge, mit denen unsere Therapeuten im Austausch standen. AuBer den Autoren dieses Buches waren an der Studie noch weitere Mitarbeiter/innen beteiligt. Allen voran mochten wir Dagmar Hosemann und Dietrich Reichardt erwah- nen, die als Therapeuten in dem Projekt gearbeitet haben und ohne deren groBes Engagement fur die Familien wir wohl nicht zu so eindrucksvollen For- schungsergebnissen gekommen waren. Dariiber hinaus hat sich Wolfgang Habicht als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat insbesondere in der Griindungsphase des Projekts urn die Herstellung institutioneller Kontakte be- miiht sowie an der Erforschung der Familienstrukturen mitgearbeitet. SchlieBlich moch- ten wir Renate Dichmann danken, die engagiert und fachkundig Manuskripte der Pro- jektgruppe fur die vorliegende Publikation verschriftet hat. Ganz besonders wollen wir uns auch bei den Familien bedanken, ohne deren Offenheit und Bereitwilligkeit in der Darstellung ihrer belastenden Lebensbedingungen und ihr Einverstandnis mit dieser Forschung wir niemals einen so differenzierten Einblick in die Dynamik von Verschuldung batten gewinnen konnen.
As in so many other parts of Europe, the northern Italian community of Casalecchio experienced massive social and economic changes in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Characterized by sharecropping agriculture and large, complex family households, the community faced the effects of industrialization, urbanization and dramatic political changes. The book represents an unprecedented interdisciplinary effort to discover how changes in family life and demographic behaviour actually occurred in this crucial period, and how people's lives were affected. The book takes issue with a number of influential demographic and sociological theories dealing with the evolution of the western family and the factors responsible for fertility decline.
Examining the role of home and family in the latter part of the 20th century, this book covers such subjects as the single parent, institutions and homes, the role of the mother in the family, and domestic architecture and domestic life.