Nov. 11 and 12:
Imagine That! The Future of the American Family

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MARIAL in the News

Do You Know: The Power of Family History

Iraq Vet Families Must Talk, Study Say

Digital Scholarship Comes of Age


New Book on "Rootless" Workers

Moving every three or four years for a job is a way of life for a class of American professionals whose numbers have surged into millions with the growth of the global economy. But it takes a toll on families.

Family Memory Research
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Family memories are fluid and subject to change, and individual memories help to shape personal life stories.more


Families That Work
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Journal of Family Life

The online journal, accepts research papers, essays, poetry, music, video and photos that explore any aspect of family life. It is open access and aimed at scholars, practitioners, students, journalists, and the general public.
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How has economy affected family life?
We seek stories, positive and negative, that show how families are adjusting. Tell your story to Journal of Family Life

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Family Revival: A Documentary
The healing power of Salem Camp Meeting, attended by hundreds of families in rural Georgia since 1828, is captured in a documentary produced by the MARIAL Center. "Family Revival," based on research by MARIAL Center Director Bradd Shore, tells the story of two working mothers who spend a week every summer at Salem, where they embrace the gentler rhythms of a time gone by. Click here to view the movie or the link above for more information.

View MARIAL Lectures Online
The MARIAL Colloquium Series is a fascinating mix of distinguished speakers. To view these lectures, please go to the Events Archives Index


Myths of the American Family Conference Streaming Footage
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