For the M/W 130-13 class only: Blog #4 is due on March 7th, before class. During this section, we will be examining the changing gender roles and family strains. We will also watch the documentary, After Happily Ever After, in addition to the following articles:

Risman: Men’s Changing Contribution to Family Work, 393-401
Textbook: Cowan & Cowan, New Families, p. 261-281
Risman: “The Case for Divorce,” and other articles 159-181

What are some common themes in these articles? Contradictions? What can we learn about shifting families formations? Going back to Stephanie Coontz arguments, are these issues anything new?

Also due Wednesday: Outline for xtranormal (references, structure of conversation example, not fully written script)