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The New American Grandparent

A Place in the Family, A Life Apart

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674608382

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


288 pages

20 tables


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A comprehensive and intriguing portrait of grandparenting in America today.—Maggie Scarf, The New York Times Book Review

A sensitive, compassionate, and finely grained portrait of grandparenthood in contemporary American society. Cherlin and Furstenberg are to be congratulated for entering this arena of kin relations, which has, until now, been almost completely neglected.—Lillian B. Rubin, author of Worlds of Pain and Intimate Strangers

Lively and down-to-earth, this authoritative book should interest all thoughtful adults… For most grandparents, this book shows, the great challenge is how to maintain family ties, but not at the cost of independence and autonomy.—Matilda White Riley, Associate Director, National Institute on Aging

Superb—a fascinating, beautifully written exploration of an important but neglected aspect of contemporary social life. This book represents the sociological imagination and social research at its best.—Vern L. Bengston, Director, Gerontology Research Institute, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California

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