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Designing Families
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Designing Families
The Search for Self and Community in the Information Age



July 1999 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designing Families is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges facing the nuclear family as it enters the new millenium. John Scanzoni sets the issue of change in families in aN historical and cross-cultural perspective tracing the development of the family from the Agricultural Age to the Information Age.


 
New Families - New Ideas
 
PART ONE: DESIGNING FAMILIES PAST AND PRESENT
 
An Unfinished Revolution
The 1940s Nonconnected Family Style

 
 
A Continuing Revolution
The 1950s to the Present

 
 
Cohousing as Family Reform
 
PART TWO: INVENTING THE FUTURE BY COMPLETING THE REVOLUTION
 
Empowering Women
Balancing the Private and Public Spheres

 
 
Empowering Children and Youth
Making Parenting Public

 
 
Empowering the Community
Making the Private Political

 
 
Conclusion
The Revolution That Never Ends

 

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