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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

(Re)Visioning Intimate Relationships: Chicanas in Family Studies
(Re)visioning intimate relationships: Chicanas in family studies

The Latino population is the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008), with Mexican Americans comprising the largest segment of the Latino population. Mexican-origin women are often invisible members of our society, doing work that is often unnoticed. These women are diverse; they may be the unseen workers that clean offices, or they may be colleagues with unique issues that are often unknown or misunderstood. They are real women situated in a variety of contexts. Recently, their voices have become more visible as they fight for their neighborhoods and for immigration laws. However, Mexican-origin women are still largely under- represented in family research. We ...

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