Families as They Really Are
The Case for Divorce
W. W. Norton & Company
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Families -- United States -- History.
A fresh collection of original essays by leading scholars that focuses on how families operate in everyday life: what they are, how they work, and why they matter. Families as They Really Are goes to the heart of the family values debate by reframing the question about families from “Are they breaking down?” to “Where are they going, how, and why?” Essays in the book are not reprints; you won’t find them anywhere else. Each article is a new contribution to the research and theory about families, drawn from an interdisciplinary community of experts. The four parts of Families as They Really Are focus on how we got to where we are today, what’s happening in relationships, youth in the 21st century, and the state of the gender revolution.
Rutter, Virginia, "Families as They Really Are" (2009). FSU Bookshelf. 108.