Families As We Are

Families As We Are


Perdita Huston 
Initimate interviews with family members capture the changes and challenges facing families worldwide.

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Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781558612501
Publication Date: 06-04-2001

Foreword by Richard C. Holbrooke

Seasoned journalist Perdita Huston spent four years traveling the globe researching the current "state of the family"—by going right to the families themselves. Here, in their own words, four generations of families from thirteen countries describe the turbulent forces that are challenging—and sometimes strengthening—today's changing families. These oral histories provide counterpoint to the conventional wisdom on the breakdown of "family values."

Will grab immigrant teens, but all readers will relate to the stories across generations, for curriculum and personal reading." Booklist

"This is a book that should be read by everyone who cares how people live today, with whom, and why. . . . It's impossible to exaggerate the importance of this work and the major impact it will have, on individual opinions and public policy. But this is also a fascinating book that will make you laugh and cry in recognition, a story of your relativity and mine, the true story of the human family." —Robin Morgan, editor of Sisterhood is Powerful

"Families around the world are adapting to different contexts and pressures, [and] the changing pattern of family life that emerges is a topic which has profound human rights implications for all. . . . Huston's examination of the issues . . . will help us respond positively to changes in family life. It makes the case for strengthening universal human rights all the more compelling." —Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights