Future families : diverse forms, rich possibilities / Ross D. Parke.Material type: TextPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118602355 (ePub); 1118602358 (ePub); 9781118602362 (Adobe PDF); 1118602366 (Adobe PDF); 9781118602379 ( MobiPocket); 1118602374 ( MobiPocket); 9781118602386; 1118602382Subject(s): Families | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture | FamiliesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Future familiesDDC classification: 306.85 LOC classification: HQ728Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Challenges to the ideal family form -- Changing parental roles: the sharing and redistribution of family responsibility in contemporary families -- Further assaults on the "ideal" family form: divorce, remarriage, single parenthood, and cohabitation -- Same-gender families: are two mothers or fathers good enough? -- How many "parents" are too many?: insights from the assisted reproductive technologies front -- Many mothers, many fathers, many others: insights from diverse ethnic groups in our own culture (past and present) -- Multiple caregivers: harmful or helpful for caregivers themselves -- In support of alternative family forms: overcoming the barriers to change.