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Click on a title below to access either an individual article (denoted by an asterisk) or a set of articles published as a Special Report. The issue of publication appears in parentheses.

Special Reports for " Sociology"

Plight of the Contemporary Family

The image of family pervades all civilization. As "the basic unit of society," the most fundamental of all social institutions, it may be ...

Why Feminists Still Don't Get It Right
It may very well be that the ideal of a family consisting of father, mother, and children, embedded in the supporting networks of a ...

Families and the State: What's at Stake in Current Debates?
Over the past several years, the family debate has become more and more acrimonious. Whether the family is falling apart and is doomed ...

The Future of Black Families
Black families have experienced a crisis of devastating dimensions over the past decade and a half. The number of unemployed black ...

The Question of Family Policy
It is one of the curiosities of social life that the nuclear family--an institution that is well-nigh universal and that has for millenia ...

Family Crisis and Social Stability
Presumably, the patriarchal family has long since gone. "So much the better" is the immediate feminist or "radical chic" response, since ...

Industrialization and the Family
Jack was sitting before the hearth fire darning his working wife's sock. A tear lay in his eye. "No," the wretched man said in a thick ...

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