In Enduring Bonds
, Philip N. Cohen, renowned sociologist and blogger of the wildly popular and insightful Family Inequality,
examines the complex landscape of today's diverse families. Through his interpretive lens and lively discussions, Cohen encourages us to alter our point of view on families, sharing new ideas about the future of marriage, the politics of research, and how data can either guide or mislead us. Deftly balancing personal stories and social science research, and accessibly written for students, Cohen shares essays that tie current events to demographic data. Class-tested in Cohen’s own lectures and courses, Enduring Bonds
challenges students to think critically about the role of families, gender, and inequality in our society today.
Philip N. Cohen
is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of The Family: Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change
and the Family Inequality
blog. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post
, and The Atlantic
"A must read. … Whether you agree with all his conclusions or not, you can absolutely trust Philip Cohen’s data and his integrity."—Stephanie Coontz, author of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
"Cohen pulls no punches, exposing sloppy science, bad policy, and persistent prejudices."— Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.
"Engaged social science at its best. … Cohen represents the best our profession has to offer on some of the most pressing social, cultural, and economic issues of our turbulent times."—William T. Bielby, University of Illinois, Chicago, and former President, American Sociological Association