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The Way We Never Were

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 9780465098842
Genre : History
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"Often brilliant and invariably provocative." --New York Times Book Review Leave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the 'male breadwinner marriage' is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the 1970s than they are today. In The Way We Never Were, acclaimed historian Stephanie Coontz provides a myth-shattering examination of two centuries of the American family, sweeping away misconceptions about the past that cloud current debates about domestic life. The 1950s do not present a workable model of how to conduct our personal lives today, Coontz argues, and neither does any other era from our cultural past. This revised edition includes a new introduction and epilogue, looking at what has and has not changed since the original publication in 1992, and exploring how the clash between growing gender equality and growing economic inequality is reshaping family life, marriage, and male-female relationships in our modern era. Now more relevant than ever, The Way We Never Were continues to be a potent corrective to dangerous nostalgia for an American tradition that never really existed.

American Families

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 0415915732
Genre : Social Science
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Essays explore the interaction of race, class, and gender in current scholarship on families, documenting the power structure of family systems throughout American history

The Way We Really Are

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019251946
Genre : Social Science
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Presents an account of family life and diversity today, suggesting that every kind of family can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses

Der Buchenwald Report

Author : David A. Hackett
ISBN : 9783406722066
Genre : History
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Als das Konzentrationslager Buchenwald am 11. April 1945 von Einheiten der 3. U.S. Army befreit wurde, befand sich in deren Gefolge ein Intelligence-Team unter der Leitung des jüdischen Offiziers Albert G. Rosenberg. Es hatte die Aufgabe, Erkenntnisse über die Geschichte Buchenwalds und die Zustände im Lager zu sammeln. Um dieses Team bei seiner Arbeit zu unterstützen, wurde von den befreiten Häftlingen ein Komitee ins Leben gerufen, das innerhalb von nur vier Wochen einen 125seitigen Bericht über das Konzentrationslager verfaßte. Federführender Kopf dabei war der Österreicher Eugen Kogon. Gleichzeitig haben ca. 120 Häftlinge ihre Lagererfahrungen dokumentiert. Ihre Aussagen haben sich in 168 Einzeltexten niedergeschlagen, in denen praktisch alle Aspekte des Lagerlebens und -sterbens festgehalten sind. Beide Textkörper, Bericht und Zeugenaussagen, eröffnen einen beispiellos detaillierten Einblick in den gesamten Mikrokosmos der Lagerwelt, seine Strukturen, seine Mechanismen, seinen «Alltag» und seine vollkommene, jeden Lebensbereich erfassende Inhumanität. Geschrieben direkt nach der Befreiung, noch unter dem akuten Eindruck des Erlebten, vermitteln diese Berichte Innenansichten einer Welt des Grauens, die den Leser an die Grenzen der Vorstellungskraft führen. In der Literatur zur Geschichte des Holocaust darf dieses Buch der Häftlinge von Buchenwald Anspruch auf einen besonderen Platz erheben.

Marriage A History

Author : Stephanie Coontz
ISBN : 1101118253
Genre : History
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.

Connecting The Dots

Author : Peggy Wireman
ISBN : 9781351526593
Genre : Social Science
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Despite its size and social diversity, the United States is one nation, and what happens in one city or neighborhood ultimately affects all Americans. "Connecting the Dots" addresses the complex relationships between family and community, and between community and other players affecting family and community life, including the private sector, government, nonprofit groups, and religious organizations. Contrary to much rhetoric, Wireman argues that America does not suffer from a loss of family values, but from a shift in business practices and public commitments. The American dream of work hard, buy a home, and give your children a better life is no longer realistic for millions of workers, both white-collar and blue-collar. At an individual level, millions of Americans face significant challenges as they go about trying to meet the everyday responsibilities of earning an income, feeding their families, maintaining their health, finding housing, handling everyday household chores, and caring for their children. Besides identifying top-down structures, laws, and attitudes that create a supportive context for family life, the book includes bottom-up anecdotal examples to ground its policy-oriented discussion. It also provides statistical data needed to develop realistic solutions. Wireman examines diversity as well, since how America handles racial and ethnic differences remains crucial to its future. She discusses ways in which communities have created social capital, community cohesion, and local organizational ability. Wireman provides a framework for policymakers, local community leaders, and neighborhood activists to use in analyzing their situations and selecting the best approach; she also describes what various players can and must do to uphold the American dream. "Connecting the Dots" will be of keen interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, and social workers.

Saving America S Grace

Author : Michelle Deen
ISBN : 9780995390010
Genre : Religion
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How Can We Fix American Culture and Politics Gone Wildly off Track? Saving America’s Grace presents a progressive moral values framework that challenges typically held assumptions about family values, “culture wars,” and morality in politics today. You will discover: • What it takes to create happy homes, healthy souls and well-adjusted children • Why a new moral focus for American politics is crucial • How to rectify a culture gone terribly awry. Author Michelle Deen tackles taboo topics—family, religion, morality and politics—with intelligence, aplomb, and a powerful sense of purpose. Her manifesto for a better America calls for humanistic values and integrity of character, not the authoritarian values embraced by today’s Republican Party or the fundamentalist sexual mores culture warriors obsess over. Saving America’s Grace redefines what it means to be a moral society by articulating the progressive values that are the heartbeat of America. It’s a clarion call for the Left to rally together around shared moral principles and boldly move forward with clear moral conviction for a better America.

Im Schatten Des Krieges

Author : Sarah Glidden
ISBN : 3956401018
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Geschlecht Und Geschichte In Popul Ren Medien

Author : Elisabeth Cheauré
ISBN : 9783839423738
Genre : Philosophy
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Wie werden Geschlecht und Geschlechterverhältnisse über populäre Präsentationen von Geschichte konstruiert? Welche Chancen und Beschränkungen bieten populäre Geschichtsformate in der Verhandlung von Geschlecht und in der Darstellung von Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte? Die Beiträge des Bandes diskutieren diese Fragen aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Untersucht werden populäre Darstellungen von Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte in faktualen und fiktionalen Formaten vom 19. Jahrhundert bis heute: in performativen, bildlichen, audiovisuellen sowie Printmedien, in Schulbüchern, historischen Romanen und Comics bis hin zu Werbefilmen, Fernsehserien, Re-enactments oder Heavy Metal. Die dabei behandelten historischen Referenzräume spannen sich von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart.


Author : Michael Hardt
ISBN : 9783593418995
Genre : Fiction
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Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert politischer Theoriemüdigkeit haben Hardt und Negri mit ihrer brillanten, provokanten und heiß diskutierten Analyse des postmodernen Kapitalismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung das Denken wieder in Bewegung gebracht. Der Hoffnung auf die politische Gestaltbarkeit einer neuen, gerechteren Weltordnung haben sie damit ein anspruchsvolles theoretisches Fundament gegeben. "Eine grandiose Gesellschaftsanalyse, die unser Unbehagen bündelt und ihm eine Richtung gibt, für die in der Geschichte der Philosophie das Wort vom 'guten Leben' steht." Die Zeit "Das Jahrzehnt linker Melancholie ist vorüber." Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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