Chapter 2: The Family in History
Watch the clip:The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap with Stephanie Coontz.
Read the article under the “Handouts” tab called “The American Family” by Stephanie Coontz. In this article, Coontz challenges the idea of the “good old days”.
For this assignment, I want you to do the following:
Summarize the article in one paragraph.
For the rest of this exercise, answer the following questions:
Where do you think our ideas about families today come from? (Hint: Think about the agents of socialization such as school, peers, mass media and even family!) Provide examples. Please cite the textbook/article. (second paragraph)
How have relationships with parents and children changed since the 1960s? Refer to the textbook for this answer. I need to see that you have used information from the textbook for this assignment. Please cite your work.
In the last paragraph, discuss three things from the YouTube clip that you learned/found interesting/surprising.
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