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Description - The Media and Middle Class Moms by Lara J. Descartes

Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book insightfully reports that families struggle with, and make work/family decisions based largely on the images and ideas they receive from media sources, though they strongly deny being so influenced. An ideal book for teaching undergraduate family, media, and methods courses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415993081
ISBN-10: 0415993083
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lara J. Descartes

Lara Descartes is Associate Professor of Family Studies at Brescia University College. She earned her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include work and family, popular culture, and how identity factors (race, class, gender, geographic locale, etc.) impact family life. Conrad P. Kottak is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor (and former Chair) of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He has done ethnographic field work on work/family issues in Brazil, Madagascar, and the United States. His research interests also encompass global change, national and international culture, and mass media.

Books By Lara J. Descartes

Media and Middle Class Moms by Lara J. Descartes
Paperback, March 2009