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Families that Work:
Newsletter of the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life
Editor: Elizabeth Kurylo
Graphic design: Stanis Kodman
W
eb design: Katherine Skinner

Fall 2007

1.' WORKING THE SKIES' PULLS BACK CURTAIN ON THE DISORIENTING WORLD OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS <html> <pdf>
2. 'WORKING THE SKIES' (cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. GRAD STUDENT EXAMINES EFFECT OF POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ON SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES <html> <pdf>
4. THE DIRECTOR'S VIEW: 'FAMILY PLANNING' ADVICE FOR NEWLYWEDS <html> <pdf>
5. 'FAMILY TALK' SHOWS HOW PARENTS USE LANGUAGE TO BALANCE CONFLICTING ROLES AT HOME AND AT WORK <html> <pdf>
6. THE FELLOWS' FORUM: THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPARISONS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION <html> <pdf>
7. THE FELLOWS' FORUM (cont.) <html> <pdf>
7. AMERICA'S ANXIETY OVER TAKING A VACATION GOES BACK TO OUR PURITAN ROOTS, HISTORIAN SAYS <html> <pdf>
8. MARIAL FELLOWS COMPLETE STUDIES AND BEGIN THEIR CAREERS
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Spring 2007

1. 'LOVE REVOLUTION' HAS TRANSFORMED MARRIAGE AROUND THE WORLD <html> <pdf>
2 .'LOVE REVOLUTION' HAS TRANSFORMED MARRIAGE AROUND THE WORLD (cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. MAKING MARRIAGE WORK: POSTDOC DISCOVERS THE HARD WORK OF A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE <html> <pdf>
4. THE DIRECTOR'S VIEW: OUR THREE-WAY JUGGLING ACT <html> <pdf>
5. GRAD FELLOW STUDIES FAMILY LIVES, RELIGION, AND IDENTITY OF JEWS MARRIAGE TO NON-JEWS
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6. THE FELLOWS' FORUM: SOCIOLINGUIST AND PASTRY CHEF DESIGN THEIR WEDDING AND FIND CREATING RITUAL IS NOT A PIECE OF CAKE <html> <pdf>
7. PANEL DISCUSSION 'FOOD AND THE AMERICAN FAMILY' <html> <pdf>
8. GRADUATE FELLOWS COMPLETE STUDIES AND CONTINUE THEIR CAREERS <html> <pdf>

Fall 2006

1. MARIAL WELCOMES AFFILIATED FELLOWS FROM BOSTON, GERMANY AND FORMER NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER<html> <pdf>
2. AFFILIATED FELLOWS FROM BOSTON, GERMANY, NEW YORK WELCOMED (cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. UNDERGRAD FELLOWS VALUE COLLEGIAL ATMOSPHERE OF MARIAL <html> <pdf>
4. THE DIRECTOR'S VIEW: MORE ON REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING <html> <pdf>
5. MARTHA STEWART EMPIRE BASED ON FAMILY MEMORIES <html> <pdf>
6. THE FELLOWS FORUM: MY INTERGENERATIONAL SELF <html> <pdf>
7. ADVERTISERS YEARS TO CREATE CRADLE-TO-GRAVE BRAND LOYALTY, HARVARD EXPERT SAYS <html><pdf>
8. FELLOWS STUDY MARRIAGE, STRESS IN SOLDIERS <html><pdf>

Spring 2006

1. MARIAL CENTER HOSTS CONFERENCE ON MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY <html> <pdf>
2. MARIAL CENTER HOSTS CONFERENCE ON MYTHS OF THE AMERICAN FAMILY(cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. POSTDOCTORAL LINGUIST EXAMINES PRIVATE FAMILY LANGUAGE AND CULTURE <html> <pdf>
4. THE DIRECTOR'S VIEW: THE MANY MEANINGS OF MYTH <html> <pdf>
5. POSTDOC STUDIES YOUNG ADULTS WORK-FAMILY BALANCE PLANS <html> <pdf>
6. THE FELLOWS FORUM: AN "INTERGENERATIONAL SENSE OF SELF" IS A SOURCE OF STRENGTH FOR KIDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS <html> <pdf>
7. TIME-USE EXPERT EXPLAINS HIS RESEARCH METHODS AND SURPRISING FINDINGS <html><pdf>
8. SLOAN CONFERENCE LOOKS AT WORKING FAMILIES OVERSEAS <html><pdf>

Fall 2005

1. Family Meals and Conversations are Key Building Blocks for Resilience and Confidence in Children <html> <pdf>
2. Family Meals and Conversations (cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. Postdoc Writing Book on Family Lives of Flight Attendants <html> <pdf>
4. The Director's View: Remembering to Forget <html> <pdf>
5. MARIAL Center Welcomes Eight New Fellows <html> <pdf>
6. Dealing With the Lemons: The Positive Effects of Talking About the Negative <html> <pdf>
7. German Family Memories of Nazi Era Differ From Public Record <html><pdf>
8. Myths of the Family Conference Slated for March <html><pdf>

Spring 2005

1. Graduate Fellow Compares Southern Camp Meeting, Buddhist "Festival of the Dead" <html> <pdf>
2. Graduate Fellow Compares(cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. Sociologist Studies Family Life Ideals that have Surfaced in Egypt <html> <pdf>
4. The Director's View: Our Expanded Horizons <html> <pdf>
5.Middle-Class Entrepreneurs in Barbados are Focus of Study <html> <pdf>
6. The Fellow's Forum: Globalizing the Modern Family Ideal <html> <pdf>
7. Adolescents Benefit when Parents Openly Discuss Emotion <html><pdf>
8. Sloan Featured on NPR Program <html><pdf>

Fall 2004

1. Psychologists Study Family Reactions to 9/11 Terror Attacks <html> <pdf>
2. Psychologists Study Family Reactions(cont.) <html> <pdf>
3. a) Salem Film Screened at Camp Meeting <html> <pdf>
b) MARIAL Welcomes New Faculty, Fellows<html> <pdf>
4. The Director's View: What Juggling? <html> <pdf>
5. Churches Offer Family Life Centers to Busy Working Families <html> <pdf>
6. a) UGA Program Helps Strengthen African American Families <html> <pdf>
b) Rituals, Routines Help Families Care for Sick Kids <html> <pdf>
7. Parents Find it Hard to Model Work-Life Balance to Kids<html><pdf>
8. Sloan Foundation Renews Marial Funding for Three Years<html><pdf>


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archived issues:

Spring 2004

1. Anthropologists Study Effect of Schedule Changes on Working Families with Young Children p1: <html> <pdf> p2: <html> <pdf>
2. Influence of Religion is Deep for Many Working Families <html> <pdf>
3. The Director's View: Who We Were, Who We Have Become <html> <pdf>
4. Religion Defines Work, Family Duties in Hindu System <html> <pdf>
5. Postdoc Studies How Teens View Family Time <html> <pdf>
6. Caregivers Struggle to Balance Work, Family Obligations <html> <pdf>
7. Dinnertime Narratives Bring Back Memories of Home for Researchers <html> <pdf>
8. Atlanta to Host Mythic Journeys Conference in June <html> <pdf>

Fall 2003

1. How Much a Child Knows About Kin Linked to Health of Working Families p1: <html> <pdf> p2: <html> <pdf>
2. Is Race a Factor When Mothers Decide Whether To Work Outside the Home? <html> <pdf>
3. The Director's View: Minding Our Own Busyness <html> <pdf>
4. Living What They Study: Fellows Juggle Work, Family <html> <pdf>
5. Families Are Stronger Than Most People Think <html> <pdf>
6. UCLA Sloan Center Hosts "Family Matters" Conference <html> <pdf>
7. Public VS Private Space: Americans and Europeans Differ <html> <pdf>
8. Marial Lectures Now Can Be Viewed Online <html> <pdf>

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Spring 2003

1. Family Life at the Cutting Edge of Flextime: Flight Attendants Describe Complex Juggling Act
2. Miss Manners at Bat on the Field of Social Engagement
3. The Director's View: Alone, Together
4. Sociologist Studies Black Social Group Jack & Jill
5. Salem Camp Meeting Is Featured in Marial Documentary
6. Jerome Bruner Describes Family Narrative Research
7. New Deal Communities Featured Mythic Ideal Families
8. Colloquium a Mix of Lectures, Panel Discussions

Fall 2002

1. Family and Spiritual Ties Fuse at Salem Camp Meeting
2. Sloan Centers at Universities Across the Country are Urged to Find Ways to Work Together
3. The Director's View: And There'll Be Nobody Home
4. Powerful Stories Mark African American Family Reunions
5. Postdoc Studies the Cost of Flying for Flight Attendants
6. Meares Examines Origins of Southern, Middle-Class Life
7. News Media Shows Working Mothers in Positive Light
8. Marial Webpage a Resource for Working Family Research

Spring 2002

1. Working Families Are Target of MARIAL Center Research
2. Storytelling May Be Key to Resilient Children, Healthy Working Families
3. Bridging the Great Divide in Family Research
4. The Body Is a Lens to Examine Stress in Working Families
5. Paxton Studies U.S. Flag Bearing After September 11
6. Behavior and Boundaries of Middle-Class Life
7. Staging the American Family : A Symposium on the Evolution of Family in Twentieth-Century Drama
8. Emory to Host Annual Sloan Network Conference