Stephanie Coontz Essays and Term Papers

  • Summary of "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"

    24 January 2013 What We Really Miss About the 1950s Summary In What We Really Miss About the 1950s, author Stephanie Coontz explores the infatuation that many Americans have with the 1950s and attempts to set the record straight regarding the various positives and negatives that are associated with...

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  • Marrying for Love

    been seen as the main reason for getting married” (Coontz 378). The views toward different types of marriages from the 1600s all the way up until today are introduced in the article “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love”. The author Stephanie Coontz explains and informs readers how some cultures and...

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  • Analytical Essay on Fast Food Companies

    satisfaction and personal happiness. And for the first time in 100 years the divorce rates plateaued (Mintz, S. and McNeil S.). According to Stephanie Coontz, a history professor at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on...

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  • 1950's Nostalgia

    Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer. In her 1997 book “The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families”, Stephanie Coontz wrote...

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  • Explanatory Systhesys

    can sense the calmness and happiness in the family of 1943. However, Stephanie Coontz, the author of “What We Really Miss about the 1950’s,” delivers a discerning analysis of what really was going on during that period of time. Coontz claims that it could be misleading to have nostalgia for the 1950’s...

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  • 1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: a Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz's "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"

    1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: A Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz’s “What We Really Miss about the 1950s” Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer...

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  • What we really miss about the 1950s

    Reading Response #2 What We Really Miss About the 1950s Stephanie Coontz Stephanie Coontz, the author of “What We Really Miss about the 1950’s,” delivers a polemical analysis of what was really going on during that period of time. Coontz claims that it could be misleading to have nostalgia for...

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  • “ What We Really Miss About 1950’s,”

    In the article,“ What We Really Miss About 1950’s,” Stephanie Coontz states that “In a poll by the Knight-Ridder news agency, more Americans chose the 1950’s than any single decade as the best time for children to grow up.” However, Coontz has her own view of the 1950s. Using strong and logical facts...

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  • Critique the Radical Idea of Marrying for Love

    1 English 101 Dr. Brucie March 6, 2012 A Critique of “The Radical Idea Of Marrying For Love” by Stephanie Coontz In the beginning of the twentieth century, George Bernard Shaw portrayed marriage as the reason for two people to come together. His comments were comical about being...

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  • Gay Rights

    gay community, but ultimately the courts decision must be respected, “For millennia, marriage was about property and power rather than love.” (Stephanie Coontz, 2011, p.3) Parents arranged marriages to create a better future for their children. Sometimes parents even prevented their children from marrying...

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  • Marrying for Love

    Larry Joe Davis English Comp. 11 Critique “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” is written by Stephanie Coontz. She talks about how marrying for love is not as common as everyone thinks. She shows the facts about how love is only a bonus to getting married. This article makes everyone that reads...

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  • Marrying for Love

    Historian Stephanie Coontz’s article The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love by Stephanie Coontz explains in her own words, “only rarely in history has love been seen as the main reason for getting married” (Coontz 4). People wed daily in the United States as well...

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  • The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love

    Marrying for Love written by Stephanie Coontz, is an article exploring the different ways that cultures of past and present view the ideas and duties of “love and marriage”.  Even in present day, there are still cultures that base marriage on convenience rather than love. As Coontz points out in the essay...

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  • Exercising Your Mind

    are trapping them which is exactly why he would bring up sociological imagination. In relation to Mill’s ideas about sociological imagination, Stephanie Coontz’s article, “How History and Sociology Can Help Today’s Families”, talks about family issues that we face today. One of the ideas that I found...

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  • Summar of "The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love, " by Stephanie Coontz

    ENG 112-250 Summary Final Draft Love Actually Author Stephanie Coontz writes about the ideas of love and marriage through out history in the article “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love.” Early in the article Coontz quotes an early twentieth century author by the name of George Bernard Shaw, who...

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  • Al Knight

    much more generous and widespread than they are today." (Coontz, p. 62). 2. According to Stephanie Coontz, in the 1950s "federal assistance programs were much more generous and widespread than they are today" (Coontz, 62). 3. Stephanie Coontz argues that it was the generosity and availability of federal...

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  • Sociological Imagination

    this society? Asking this question will show many underlining reasons for people’s actions in a certain situation. In the article written by Stephanie Coontz, she talks about parents being scared about teenagers losing control during this time and how the standards of kids have changed for the worse...

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  • Cinderella

    “The Radical Idea of Marrying for love” by Stephanie Coontz is an essay written by here showing her opinion of the expectations of marriage are unrealistic based on different societies around the world in different time periods. Stephanie Coontz is opinion is based off of George Bernard Shaw’s description...

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  • Marriage and Love

    C. Mullins August 21, 2012 Eng. 102 Summary of “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” Stephanie Coontz’s essay on “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” shows her opinion that the expectations of marriage are unrealistic based on different societies around the world in different time...

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  • Marriage

    doesn’t really point on what marriage is exactly, just why it is either successful or a failure. “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” by Stephanie Coontz * Marriage used to be strictly for the sake of reproducing and having good reputation in the social aspects of old communities, but maybe...

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