Essays Tagged: "Stephanie Coontz"

The Way We Are: the divorce rate rising and whether or not the "family" will be around forever.

t than stereotypes about the past suggest-because they were flexible in their living arrangements" (Coontz, 1997, p. 377). I think this is so true, money does not necessarily bring happiness to the re ... make the right decisions about when they should be married. Some couples just rush into it too fast.Coontz also goes into detail about the rise in births to unmarried women. I agree with her points st ...

(4 pages) 71 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Everyone wishes that they had their families in the 1950's, things were simpler the 1950's are like any other decade, with its own problems.

Coontz and Crittenden both, in their own essays, agree that the 1950's were a time of optimism about ... y not worth it in the end, or you're not setting good goals for yourself.On the other hand you have Coontz's view of how family was better off in the 1950's is that marriage rates went up, with divorc ... better off in the 1950's is that marriage rates went up, with divorce rates at a all time low. But, Coontzpoints out that the 1950's were not all that they were cracked up to be, such as it wasnearly ...

(4 pages) 73 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The changing american family in today's society.

The Changing American FamilyI chose the reading, "The Way We Really Are", by Stephanie Coontz. The author's viewpoint focused on the changes in family values over the years that ...

(3 pages) 189 3 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Changing families

iesIn the article, "The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's ChangingFamilies", author Stephanie Coontz summarizes many points that are affecting familiestoday. In the last two decades, m ...

(4 pages) 130 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Position Paper - Changing Families

must accept this fact, and learn to change just as families have changed over the years in America. Stephanie Coontz discussed this particular topic, in a reading titled The Way We Really Are: Coming ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Debate 1 - Is the American Family in Trouble

"The Family Values Debate" by James Q. Wilson, and "The American Family and the Nostalgia Trap" by Stephanie Coontz. These articles address the two opposing sides to the issue of whether or not the A ... get out of through the ease of attaining a divorce."The American Family and the Nostalgia Issue" by Stephanie Coontz argues that "No" the American family is not in trouble. Coontz presents the ideas t ...

(5 pages) 67 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Eminem was right: what can today's music tell us about our youth

ic is more of a reflection what is already going on with adolescents. So, what is exactly going on? Stephanie Coontz, professor of history at Evergreen State College and a national co-chair of the Cou ... here are a few things that society could do to help the issue of disaffected children. I agree with Stephanie Coontz in that the changing family should not be looked at as a problem. We need to accept ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Essay written by Marilyn Yalom, "The Wife Today".

e, self-fulfillment is another factor that is generally overlooked. In Yalom's essay she recognizes Stephanie Coontz's argument, "...wives and mothers will continue to work outside the home for more t ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heather Has Two Mommies

In the first chapter of "The Way We Never Were" written by Stephanie Coontz, the reader faces the reality of the "traditional family" being a myth. Coont ...

(2 pages) 599 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The way we are: Coming to Terms with America's Cha

ging and family values or norms are not the same as they were hundreds of years ago. The article by Coontz presents a great deal of research on the history of our society patterns and common trends in ... ur society patterns and common trends in the upbringing of a family.In the beginning of the article Coontz describes the golden age of a family. I liked that she suggest that in the beginning of the n ...

(4 pages) 12 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Families Should Be

haped the way one views oneself, as well as the way in which others view each other in these roles. Stephanie Coontz provides her reader with examples of model families that many Americans attempt to ...

(2 pages) 28 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A Critique of William J. Bennett's "Against Gay Marriage"

nd a woman does not-it cannot-countenance extramarital outlets" (288). As anyone knows who has read Stephanie Coontz's article, "The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love," our modern Western definition i ... um, Tenth Edition. Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen.NY.: Pearson Longman, 2008. 287-289Coontz, Stephanie"The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love." Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Tenth E ...

(2 pages) 83 0 4.3 Feb/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Family Ties: Learning from the Past

n a significant transformation in the roles and ideals of the family. According to research done by Stephanie Coontz, author of What We Really Miss About the 1950s, a 1996 poll stated that more Americ ... tsFor Critical Thinking and Writing. Seventh Edition. New York: Bedford - St Martin's, 2007.Coontz, Stephanie. "What We Really Miss About the 1950s". 1997. In Colombo et al. 32 - 47.Rockwell, Norman. ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Impacts of Hyper-Sexuality

digitalized, unrealistic people we see in order to be considered "sexy." Famous feminist historian Stephanie Coontz stated, " Girls no longer feel that there is anything they must not do or cannot do ...

(7 pages) 6 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays