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MARIAL CENTER CLOSING CONFERENCE


IMAGINE THAT! THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11-12, 9-5
Third floor, Woodruff Library
Emory University

Emory's Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life hosts an international conference on the future of the American family.

Imagine That! The Future of the American Family is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners, who writes a syndicated national column on etiquette. She will talk about "the nuclear family explosion."

Other participants are Lynn Spigel, of Northwestern University, an expert on the impact of media on the family, and Stephanie Coontz, director of research and public education for the Council on Contemporary Families.

Scholars will address:

How families view themselves in historical perspective

Family routine, ritual and celebration

How families manage time and activity coordination

Family life in the context of media and technology

Historical perspectives on the family's future.

MARIAL Director Bradd Shore, an anthropologist, says, "Our research suggests that while the family is experiencing pressures or challenges due to the increasing entry of mothers into full-time work, as well as dramatic changes in communication and information technology, the American family is managing to adapt successfully to its new conditions."

 

.Related Links

Journal of Family Life:
http://www.journaloffamilylife.org/

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Emory University (http://www.emory.edu) is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Perennially ranked as one of the country's top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.



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