Who is stephanie coontz?

Stephanie Coontz

Stephanie Coontz (born August 31, 1944) is an author, historian, and faculty member at Evergreen State College. She teaches history and family studies and is Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, which she chaired from 2001-2004. Coontz has authored and co-edited several books about the history of the family and marriage.

Read more about Stephanie Coontz.

Famous quotes containing the words stephanie coontz, coontz and/or stephanie:

    We urgently need a debate about the best ways of supporting families in modern America, without blinders that prevent us from seeing the full extent of dependence and interdependence in American life. As long as we pretend that only poor or abnormal families need outside assistance, we will shortchange poor families, overcompensate rich ones, and fail to come up with effective policies for helping families in the middle.
    Stephanie Coontz (20th century)

    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)

    Science is science, but a girl must get her hair done.
    —Robert M. Fresco. Jack Arnold. Stephanie “Steve” Clayton (Mara Corday)