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Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM By Brian Powell Catherine Bolzendahl Claudia Geist Lala Carr Steelman

When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act Proposition 8 in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman The act s passage further agitated an already roiling national debate about whether American notions of family could or should expand to include, for example, same sex marriage, unmarried cohabitation,When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act Proposition 8 in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman The act s passage further agitated an already roiling national debate about whether American notions of family could or should expand to include, for example, same sex marriage, unmarried cohabitation, and gay adoption But how do Americans really define family The first study to explore this largely overlooked question, Counted Out examines currents in public opinion to assess their policy implications and predict how Americans definitions of family may change in the future.Counted Out broadens the scope of previous studies by moving beyond efforts to understand how Americans view their own families to examine the way Americans characterize the concept of family in general The book reports on and analyzes the results of the authors Constructing the Family Surveys 2003 and 2006 , which asked than 1,500 people to explain their stances on a broad range of issues, including gay marriage and adoption, single parenthood, the influence of biological and social factors in child development, religious ideology, and the legal rights of unmarried partners Not surprisingly, the authors find that the standard bearer for public conceptions of family continues to be a married, heterosexual couple with children More than half of Americans also consider same sex couples with children as family, and from 2003 to 2006 the percentages of those who believe so increased significantly up 6 percent for lesbian couples and 5 percent for gay couples The presence of children in any living arrangement meets with a notable degree of public approval Less than 30 percent of Americans view heterosexual cohabitating couples without children as family, while similar couples with children count as family for nearly 80 percent Counted Out shows that for most Americans, however, the boundaries around what they define as family are becoming malleable with time.Counted Out demonstrates that American definitions of family are becoming expansive Who counts as family has far reaching implications for policy, including health insurance coverage, end of life decisions, estate rights, and child custody Public opinion matters As lawmakers consider the future of family policy, they will want to consider the evolution in American opinion represented in this groundbreaking book.A Volume in the American Sociological Association s Rose Series in Sociology
  • Title: Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family
  • Author: Brian Powell Catherine Bolzendahl Claudia Geist Lala Carr Steelman
  • ISBN: 9780871546876
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover

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Stephen Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
One of the best books on family studies for the simple fact of its GINORMOUS sample size. Hope that they are able to make a more nationally broad study some day, but I know it would take forever.
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Alyssa Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
Great book to understand public perception on family, and a great use of mixed methods
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Quinn Forrester-Wamsley Jul 20, 2019 - 13:21 PM
I appreciated this research because it's outside of the norm and it provided me with a starting point to branch off into similar topics and research. I used this book for my thesis about the impact of homophobia on children of LGBTQ parents and thinking back on it now, my own thesis and this book is mainly about LG folks, in reality. This is important to challenge and question while reading this, but definitely worth the read in academic and non-academic spaces.
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Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family By Brian Powell Catherine Bolzendahl Claudia Geist Lala Carr Steelman When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act Proposition 8 in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman The act s passage further agitated an already roiling national debate about whether American notions of family could or should expand to include, for example, same sex marriage, unmarried cohabitation,When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act Proposition 8 in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman The act s passage further agitated an already roiling national debate about whether American notions of family could or should expand to include, for example, same sex marriage, unmarried cohabitation, and gay adoption But how do Americans really define family The first study to explore this largely overlooked question, Counted Out examines currents in public opinion to assess their policy implications and predict how Americans definitions of family may change in the future.Counted Out broadens the scope of previous studies by moving beyond efforts to understand how Americans view their own families to examine the way Americans characterize the concept of family in general The book reports on and analyzes the results of the authors Constructing the Family Surveys 2003 and 2006 , which asked than 1,500 people to explain their stances on a broad range of issues, including gay marriage and adoption, single parenthood, the influence of biological and social factors in child development, religious ideology, and the legal rights of unmarried partners Not surprisingly, the authors find that the standard bearer for public conceptions of family continues to be a married, heterosexual couple with children More than half of Americans also consider same sex couples with children as family, and from 2003 to 2006 the percentages of those who believe so increased significantly up 6 percent for lesbian couples and 5 percent for gay couples The presence of children in any living arrangement meets with a notable degree of public approval Less than 30 percent of Americans view heterosexual cohabitating couples without children as family, while similar couples with children count as family for nearly 80 percent Counted Out shows that for most Americans, however, the boundaries around what they define as family are becoming malleable with time.Counted Out demonstrates that American definitions of family are becoming expansive Who counts as family has far reaching implications for policy, including health insurance coverage, end of life decisions, estate rights, and child custody Public opinion matters As lawmakers consider the future of family policy, they will want to consider the evolution in American opinion represented in this groundbreaking book.A Volume in the American Sociological Association s Rose Series in Sociology

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