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UCLA CELF Conference 2010

Reconsidering the American Dream:
Middle Class Families Experience the 21st Century

DAY 1 – April 29, 2010


1. Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University)

Marchena, E. (2005). Adolescents’ assessments of parental role management in dual-earner families. In B. Schneider and L. White (Eds.), Being together Working apart: Dual-career families and the work-life balance (pp. 333-360). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.(Marchena_2005)

Weinshenker, M. N. (2005). Imagining family roles: Parental influences on the expectations of adolescents in dual-earner families. In B. Schneider and L. White (Eds.), Being together Working apart: Dual-career families and the work-life balance (pp. 365-388). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.(Weinshenker_2005)

Maier, K. S. (2005). Transmitting educational values: Parent occupation and adolescent development. In B. Schneider and L. White (Eds.), Being together Working apart: Dual-career families and the work-life balance (pp. 396-418). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.(Maier_2005)

2. Sara Harkness & Charles Super (University of Connecticut)

Harkness et al. (2009).Parental ethnotheories of children’s learning. In D. Lancy, J. Bock, & S. Gaskins (Eds.). The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood (pp. 65-81). Lanham, MD: Alta Mira. (Harkness_et_al_2009)
Super, C.M. et al. (2008). Culture, Temperament, and the “Difficult Child”: A Study in Seven Western Cultures. European Journal of Developmental Science 2(1/2):136-157. (Super_et_al_2008)

3. Tamar Kremer-Sadlik (UCLA) & Marilena Fatigante (Università di Roma "La Sapienza")

Kremer-Sadlik, T., C. Izquierdo, and M. Fatigante. (2010). Making Meaning of Everyday Practices: Parents’ Attitudes toward Children’s Extracurricular Activities in the United States and in Italy. Anthropology & Education Quarterly 41(1):35-54.




1. Jeanne Arnold (UCLA)

Arnold, J.E., and U.A. Lang (2007). Changing American Home Life: Trends in Domestic Leisure and Storage Among Middle-Class Families. Journal of Family Economic Issues 28:23-48. (Arnold_Lang_2007)

2. Allison J. Pugh (University of Virginia)

Pugh, A. (2009). Care and Belonging in the Market (Chapter 1). In Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.   (Pugh_2009)



1. Candy Goodwin (UCLA)

Goodwin, M. H. (2006). Participation, affect, and trajectory in family directive/response sequences. Text & Talk, 26 (4), 513-541(Goodwin_2006)

Goodwin, M.H. (2007). Occasioned Knowledge Exploration in Family Interaction. Discourse & Society 18(1):93-110. (Goodwin_2007)

2. Anthony P. Graesch (UCLA)  & Belinda Campos (UC Irvine)

Campos, B., A.P. Graesch, R. Repetti, T. Bradbury, and E. Ochs. (2009). Opportunity for Interaction? A Naturalistic Observation Study of Dual-Earner Families After Work and School. Journal of Family Psychology 23(6):798-807. (Campos_et_al_2009)

3. Bradd Shore (Emory University)

Shore, B. (2009). Making Time for Family: Schemas for Long-Term Family Memory. Social Indicators Research 93:95-103. (Shore_2009)


DAY 2 – April 30, 2010

1. Kathleen Gerson (New York University)

Gerson, K. (2009). Changing Lives, Resistant Institutions: A New Generation Negotiates Gender, Work and Family Change. Sociological Forum 24(4):735-753. (Gerson_2009)

Gerson, K. (Forthcoming). Falling Back on Plan B: The Children of the Gender Revolution Face Uncharted Territory in B. Risman & W. W. Norton (Eds.). Families as They Really Are.(Gerson_PlanB)

2. Carolina Izquierdo (UCLA) & Wendy Klein (CSU, Long Beach)

Klein, W., A.P. Graesch, and C. Izquierdo. (2009). Children and Chores: A Mixed-Methods Study of Children’s Household Work in Los Angeles Families. Anthropology of Work Review 30(4):98-109. (Klein_et_al_2009)

Klein, W., Izquierdo, C., & Bradbury, T. N. (forthcoming). Who’s Making Dinner Tonight? To appear in: In E. Ochs & T. Kremer-Sadlik (Eds.), Making families work: The everyday lives of working parents and their children. (Klein_et_al_Frth)
Ochs, E., and C. Izquierdo. (2009).  Responsibility in Childhood: Three Developmental Trajectories. Ethos 37(4):391-413. (Ochs_Izquierdo_2009)



1. Rena Repetti (UCLA), Darby Saxbe (USC), & Shu-wen Wang (UCLA)

Saxbe, D., and R.L. Repetti. (2010a). For Better or Worse? Coregulation of Couples’ Cortisol Levels and Mood States. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 98(1):92-103. (Saxbe_Repetti_2010a)
Saxbe, D., and R.L. Repetti. (2010b). No Place Like Home: Home Tours Correlate with Daily Patterns of Mood and Cortisol. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 36(1):71-81. (Saxbe_Repetti_2010b)

2. Linda Garro (UCLA)

Garro & Yarris (2009) “‘‘A Massive Long Way’’: Interconnecting Histories, a
‘‘Special Child,’’ ADHD, and Everyday Family Life. Cult Med Psychiatry, 33, 559–607 (Garro_Yarris_2009)

3. Froma Walsh (University of Chicago)

Walsh, F. (2003). Family Resilience: A Framework for Clinical Practice. Family Process 42(1):1-18. (Walsh_2003)
Guilford.com. (2010). Strengthening Family Resilience (Overview of the book) (Walsh_2006)