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Coontz, Stephanie

Overview
Works: 47 works in 220 publications in 7 languages and 12,044 library holdings
Genres: History  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Unedited footage  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ535, 306.850973
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Most widely held works about Stephanie Coontz
 
Most widely held works by Stephanie Coontz
The way we never were : American families and the nostalgia trap by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This myth-shattering examination of two centuries of American family life banishes the misconceptions about the past that cloud current debate about "family values." "Leave It to Beaver" was not a documentary, Stephanie Coontz points out; neither the 1950s nor any other moment from our past presents workable models of how to conduct our personal lives today. Without minimizing the serious new problems in American families, Coontz warns that a consoling nostalgia for a largely mythical past of "traditional values" is a trap that can only cripple our capacity to solve today's problems. From "a man's home was his castle" to "traditional families never asked for a handout," this provocative book explodes cherished illusions about the past. Organized around a series of myths and half-truths that burden modern families, the book sheds new light on such contemporary concerns as parenting, privacy, love, the division of labor along gender lines, the black family, feminism, and sexual practice. Fascinating facts abound: In the nineteenth century, the age of sexual consent in some states was nine or ten, and alcoholism and drug abuse were more rampant than today ... Teenage childbearing peaked in the fabulous family-oriented 1950s ... Marriages in pioneer days lasted a shorter time than they do now. Placing current family dilemmas in the context of far-reaching economic, political, and demographic changes, The Way We Never Were shows that people have not suddenly and inexplicably "gone bad" and points to ways that we can help families do better. Seeing our own family pains as part of a larger social predicament means that we can stop the cycle of guilt or blame and face the real issues constructively, Coontz writes. The historical evidence reveals that families have always been in flux and often in crisis, and that families have been most successful wherever they have built meaningful networks beyond their own boundaries
Marriage, a history : from obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the institution of marriage detailing how marriages have evolved from loveless unions to their current state, in an exposé that reveals the impacts of Victorian-inspired marital intimacy, divorce, and alternative lifestyles
A strange stirring : the Feminine mystique and American women at the dawn of the 1960s by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Betty Friedan's bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique, historian Stephanie Coontz re-examines the dawn of the 1960s (when the sexual revolution had barely begun) and brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn't reflect their personal weakness but rather social and political injustice
The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coontz explains, come from economic and cultural forces beyond the family; others exist not because our families have changed too much but because our institutions and values haven't changed enough. But there is good news too: research shows that child care does not set children back, working mothers benefit their children by being positive role models, many fathers have become more involved in family life, and children of either sex can be raised successfully in
American families : a multicultural reader by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: With his clear conceptual focus, well-chosen essays exploring the interactions between race-ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping family life by leading names from across the curriculum, and its comprehensive and teachable introduction, the completely updated, revised, and expanded second edition of Stephanie Coontz's American Families remains the best resource available on family diversity in America
The social origins of private life : a history of American families, 1600-1900 by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and German and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly original account of the evolution of the family unit Current debates about the future of the family are often based on serious misconceptions about its past. Arguing that there is no biologically mandated or universally functional family form, Stephanie Coontz traces the complexity and variety of family arrangements in American history, from Native American kin groups to the emergence of the dominant middle-class family ideal in the 1890s. Surveying and synthesizing a vast range of previous scholarship, as well as engaging more particular studies of family life from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, Coontz offers a highly original account of the shifting structure and function of American families. Her account challenges standard interpretations of the early hegemony of middle-class privacy and "affective individualism," pointing to the rich tradition of alternative family behaviors among various ethnic and socioeconomic groups in America, and arguing that even middle-class families went through several transformations in the course of the nineteenth centure. The present dominant family form, grounded in close interpersonal relations and premised on domestic consumption of mass-produced household goods has arisen, Coontz argues, from a long and complex series of changing political and economic conjunctures, as well as from the destruction or incorporation of several alternative family systems. A clear conception of American capitalism's combined and uneven development is therefore essential if we are to understand the history of the family as a key social and economic unit. Lucid and detailed, The Social Origins of Private Life is likely to become the standard history of its subject. From the Trade Paperback edition
Women's work, men's property : the origins of gender and class by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

19 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To some a book on the origins of sexual inequality is absurd. Male dominance seems to them a universal, if not inevitable, phenomenon that has been with us since the dawn of our species. The essays in this volume offer differing perspectives on the development of sex-role differentiation and sexual inequality, but share a belief that these phenomena did have social origins, origins that must be sought in sociohistorical events and processes." In this way Stephanie Coontz and Peta Henderson introduce a book which fills a yawning gap in Marxist and feminist theory of recent years. Women's Work, Men's Property brings together specialist historical and anthropological skills of a group of American and French feminists to examine the origins of the sexual division of labor, the nature of pre-state kinship societies, the position of women in slave-based societies, and the specific forms taken by the oppression of women in archaic Greece. Men's Work, Women's Property will be welcomed by teachers and students of women's studies and anyone with an interest in the biological, psychological and historical roots of sexual inequality
Life in capitalist America : private profit and social decay( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This film is part 2 of an interview with historian Stephanie Coontz
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time - Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan - and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course. This film is part 1 of an interview with historian Stephanie Coontz
XY factor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of the wife though history
Marriage, a history : how love conquered marriage by Stephanie Coontz( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 listeners 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
What socialists stand for by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavoro delle donne potere degli uomini : alle origini dell'oppressione femminile by Nicole Chevillard( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing families by Stephanie Coontz( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time after time : recurring family myths, changing family realities( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephanie Coontz explores how the social geography has changed on the sites where most people have constructed family life over the past 100 years and examines alternative sites where people may be asked to move. Discusses ways to build this bridge for the 21st century family
Courting disaster? : changing values about love, sex, and marriage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazoku ni nani ga okiteirunoka( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values and the traditional family( Visual )

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

Historian Stephanie Coontz contends that the idealised, once-upon-a-time family never existed. She explains families are diverse and fragile today and always have been and suggests that understanding families in the past can help young families today make informed decisions about the present and future
I gode og onde dager ekteskapets historie by Stephanie Coontz( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Norwegian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske historikeren Stephanie Coontz skildrer ekteskapets opprinnelse – fra skikker i middelalderens aristokrati og blant fattigbøndene. Hun beskriver viktorianske ekteskapsidealer og følelsenes gradvise inntog i ektepakten. Etter hvert ble romantikk og intimitet viktige faktorer i ekteskapet og ektepakten har blitt mer og mer sårbar. Vi stiller større krav til våre ektefeller enn noen gang og forventer så mye mer av ekteskapet enn noen generasjon før oss har gjort. Coontz underviser i historie og i "family studies" i USA og har skrevet bok og en rekke artikler om familietemaer
 
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The way we never were : American families and the nostalgia trap
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Marriage, a history : from obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriageA strange stirring : the Feminine mystique and American women at the dawn of the 1960sThe way we really are : coming to terms with America's changing familiesAmerican families : a multicultural readerThe social origins of private life : a history of American families, 1600-1900Women's work, men's property : the origins of gender and class
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Stephanie Coontz Historian, author

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