Stephanie Coontz: Myths About American Families

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Older generations of Americans often reminisce about the “good old days” and the supposedly more traditional values of families in the 1950s and other decades. Evergreen University professor Stephanie Coontz (The Way We Never Were), has made a career of studying the ideological shifts in American family life and the way that these fallacies about the past affect modern families. Coontz will discuss her groundbreaking 1992 book and share findings from her new research about the dramatic changes in family life, women's roles, and romantic partnerships in the 25 years since the book was written. She will assess what she got right, what she got wrong, and what she missed entirely. Coontz will also talk about how completely wrong political leaders of both parties have been in their predictions about family change, and how the policies they championed actually stand in the way of solving the real problems families face today.
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By: Town Hall Seattle