COM 597 Research in Family Communication

Spring, 2012










AF Chapter 10: Shifting the Center

  1. What is the dilemma with feminist theory according to Collins, and how does she suggest we overcome it?
  2. **What is “motherwork” and how does it frame familial relationships within minority families? What role does “motherwork” play in terms of specifically survival, empowerment, and identity?
  3. What plight do minority mothers face when attempting to foster identity in their children?

AF 16 Management by stress: The reorganization of work hits home in the 1990s

On page 338 Ryan states "The quality of life in the future depends not on our ability to adapt our families to work, but to adapt work to our family, community, and individual needs." Given the problems she cites, what are some possibilities for doing this?