Stephanie Coontz

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  • ''A two-parent family based on love and commitment can be a wonderful thing, but historically speaking the "two-parent paradigm" has left an extraordinary amount of room for economic inequality, violence and male dominance.''
    Stephanie Coontz (20th century), U.S. journalist. Washington Post (May 9, 1993).
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  • ''... what's been building since the 1980's is a new kind of social Darwinism that blames poverty and crime and the crisis of our youth on a breakdown of the family. That's what will last after this flurry on family values.''
    Stephanie Coontz (b. 1944), U.S. social historian. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A13 (November 4, 1992). Reacting to recent appeals to "family values" by both the Democratic and the Republican parties' leadership. Coontz specialized in research on the subject of the American family.

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