Joined at the Heart
The Transformation of the American Family
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 417 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 1900|
Al and Tipper Gore have long considered family their bedrock. Now, in this provocative and personal book, they explore the myriad ways in which the idea of family is being redefined in America. Over the past two generations, cultural shifts and economic pressures have profoundly affected every family in the nation: balancing work and family now poses more of a challenge than ever, day care and after-school child-care programs are often dangerously inadequate, and technological advancements have dramatically changed the ways we communicate. But change has also opened up exciting possibilities, yielding an explosion of new family forms and novel solutions to age-old problems.In this penetrating and moving exploration of the contemporary family landscape, the Gores share stories drawn from their own experiences and those of a dozen other families they have come to know over the years. Combining personal insight and expert opinions, historical and global perspectives, "Joined at the Heart "identifies an emerging reality-and demonstrates that the human need for family is stronger than ever.
"This ambitious and hopeful book radiates faith that ordinary people can build strong lives and good communities." -Dr. Mary Pipher, author of "TheMiddle of Everywhere and Reviving Ophelia"
"An extraordinary achievement. The Gores' experience and vision, plus their comprehensive research, make Joined at the Heart a must for families." -Isabel Allende, author of" Daughter of Fortune"
"This engaging book is serious in intent and playful in execution." -Robert Putnam, author of "Bowling Alone"
"In this wise and clear-eyed book, Al and Tipper Gore see all families-single parent, blended, gay and lesbian, dual-earner, and breadwinner-homemaker-as works in progress."-Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of "The Time Bind"
"A warm and wise exploration of the new terrain of family life . . . Al and Tipper Gore's love of family is infectious, and their book makes us believe that we can all be joined at the heart." -Dr. Pepper Schwartz, author of "Love Between Equals"
|Publisher: ||Owl Books,U.S.|
|Dimensions: ||22.61 x 14.53 x 2.84 centimetres (0.56 kg)|