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Middletown Families

Fifty Years of Change and Continuity

1985
Authors:

Theodore Caplow, Bruce A. Chadwick, Howard M. Bahr, Reuben Hill, and Margaret Holmes Williamson

Middletown Families

“A revealing commentary on change and continuity in Middletown, the United States, and in the discipline of sociology....The difference [between this study and others on family life] is that sex roles, marriage, parent-child relations, and the other usual family topics are discussed as they weave through community life patterns in a manner rarely achieved in family life research. Muncie, Indiana, is not the United States, but the issues raised in this study are those family scholars must address.” --Choice

Middletown Families

The Middletown III Project was headed by Theodore Caplow, Commonwealth Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Virginia. Howard M. Bahr and Bruce A. Chadwick are both professors of sociology at Brigham Young University where Bahr also directs the Family and Demographic Research Institute. Reuben L. Hill was Regents Professor of Family Sociology at the University of Minnesota, and Margaret Holmes Williamson is Distinguished Professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Mary Washington.

Middletown Families

“A revealing commentary on change and continuity in Middletown, the United States, and in the discipline of sociology....The difference [between this study and others on family life] is that sex roles, marriage, parent-child relations, and the other usual family topics are discussed as they weave through community life patterns in a manner rarely achieved in family life research. Muncie, Indiana, is not the United States, but the issues raised in this study are those family scholars must address.” --Choice