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Popenoe, David 1932-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 298 publications in 3 languages and 7,919 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Children's films  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Documentary films  Short films  Drama  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about David Popenoe
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Most widely held works by David Popenoe
Life without father : compelling new evidence that fatherhood and marriage are indispensable for the good of children and society by David Popenoe( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our situation will only get worse, Popenoe warns, unless men are willing to renew their commitment to their marriages and their children. Yet he is not just an alarmist. In Life Without Father, he suggests concrete policies, and new ways of thinking and acting, that will help all fathers improve their marriages and family lives, and tells us what we as individuals and as a society can do to support and strengthen the most important thing a man can do
Sociology by David Popenoe( Book )

66 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the basic concepts of sociological study and elements of social life
Promises to keep : decline and renewal of marriage in America( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by prominent lawyers, theologians, social scientists, policy makers, and activists examines the reasons why the once-treasured institution of marriage has been steadily displaced by a culture of divorce and unwed parenthood in the United States of America
Disturbing the nest : family change and decline in modern societies by David Popenoe( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suburban environment : Sweden and the United States by David Popenoe( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban-industrial frontier; essays on social trends and institutional goals in modern communities by David Popenoe( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private pleasure, public plight : American metropolitan community life in comparative perspective by David Popenoe( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a social and cultural analysis of community life in metropolitan areas of three nations - the United States, Sweden, and England. The author focuses on how environment and culture interact to shape human behavior. Despite their many similarities, the three societies offer remarkably contrasting urban forms, and thus provide a unique opportunity for comparative research. The findings suggest goals for urban community development in America that can help regain a sense of human scale and establish more meaningful face-to-face contact among urban dwellers."--Jacket
Neighborhood, city, and metropolis; an integrated reader in urban sociology by Robert Gutman( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War over the family by David Popenoe( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on his most seminal thinking, this book presents Popenoe's observations and interpretations of the great family debate. The book includes his widely cited, now classic article "American Family Decline, 1960-1990: A Review and Appraisal" as well as his path-breaking "The Evolution of Marriage and the Problem of Stepfamilies" and the influential "Can the Nuclear Family be Revived?" The writings in this book share a broad cultural, historical, and inter-disciplinary perspective. They are accessible not only to the family scholar and the family professional but to the general reader who wishes to know more about one of the truly important social issues of our time."--Jacket
Families without fathers : fathers, marriage and children in American society by David Popenoe( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: The American family is changing. Divorce, single parents, and stepfamilies are redefining the ways we live together and raise our children. Many "experts" feel these seemingly inevitable changes should be celebrated; they claim that the "new" families, which often lack a strong father, are actually healthier than traditional two-parent families-or, at the very least, do children no harm. But as David Popenoe shows in Families Without Fathers this optimistic view is severely misguided. Examining evidence from social and behavioral science, history, and evolutionary biology, Popenoe shows why fathers today are deserting their families in record numbers. The disintegration of the child-centered, two parent family-especially in the inner cities, where as many as two in three children are growing up without their fathers-and the weakening commitment of fathers to their children that more and more follows divorce, are central causes of many of our worst individual and social problems. Juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and child poverty can be directly traced to fathers lack of involvement in their childrens lives. Our situation will only get worse, Popenoe warns, unless men are willing to renew their commitment to their marriages and to their children. Yet he is not just an alarmist. He suggests concrete policies, and new ways of thinking and acting that will help all fathers improve their marriages and family lives, and tells us what we as individuals and as a society can do to support and strengthen the most important thing a man can do
Fitting in : [socialization] by Bonnie Mitchell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are born without culture. For virtually anyone, culture begins with the family and continues through other social agents such as school, peer groups and mass media. This lesson follows the general process by which people develop their personalities and learn about the world around them - a process referred to as socialization
Family matters by Ann Turner( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional or nuclear family of the 1950s and 1960s is what most of us think of when asked to define "family". But the idea that there is a typical family is perhaps little more than a myth. This lesson considers the diversity of family forms that exist today and cultural shifts that are changing the way we look at families. You will meet the Scott-Chung family--a lesbian couple who discuss their decision to have a family
Shaping the social virtues by David Popenoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRIVATE PLEASURE, PUBLIC PLIGHT : american metropolitan community life in comparative... perspective by David Popenoe( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a social and cultural analysis of community life in metropolitan areas of three nations--the United States, Sweden, and England. The author focuses on how environment and culture interact to shape human behavior. Despite their many similarities, the three societies offer remarkably contrasting urban forms, and thus provide a unique opportunity for comparative research. The findings suggest goals for urban community development in America that can help regain a sense of human scale and establish more meaningful face-to-face contact among urban dwellers. David Popenoe is professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He has had visiting appointments in the Centre for Environment Studies (London), the University of Stockholm, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Among his other books are: Distributing the Nest: Family Change and Decline in Modern Societies; The Suburban Environment: Sweden and the United States; Neighborhood, City and Metropolis; The Urban Industrial Frontier and a basic text on sociology that will soon appear in its seventh edition."--Provided by publisher
Matters of the flesh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conflicting views about sexuality permeate American culture. These conflicts play out in a variety of ways, from how we perceive sexually explicit materials to how we legislate on the issue of abortion. This lesson looks at the concept of sexuality and explores different attitudes towards sexuality education, abortion and sexual orientation. We meet Renee Walker (BACHE), a concerned mother who objected to the sexuality education program (CryBabies) at her son's middle school because she believed the program was biased."
Should we live together? : what young adults need to know about cohabitation before marriage : a comprehensive review of recent research by David Popenoe( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban studies; present trends and future prospects in an emerging academic field by Robert Gutman( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costs and benefits in urban renewal decision : a study of the theory of rational planning in the public sector by David Popenoe( )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She hui xue by David Popenoe( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood, city, and metropolis : an integrated in urban sociology by Robert Gutman( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life without father : compelling new evidence that fatherhood and marriage are indispensable for the good of children and society
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SociologyPromises to keep : decline and renewal of marriage in AmericaDisturbing the nest : family change and decline in modern societiesPrivate pleasure, public plight : American metropolitan community life in comparative perspectiveWar over the familyFamilies without fathers : fathers, marriage and children in American society
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English (206)

Chinese (7)

Spanish (5)