The Marc Steiner Show

December 21, 2010 – Hour 2

On today’s show, we’re joined by a writer and a sociologist to discuss the new way that young people in America define family.   Ethan Watters is the author of  Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family? He argues that 20-somethings form friendships and networks that in many ways fill the roll that family did for earlier generations. Dr. Kris Marsh, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, also joins us. Her research focuses on the young, mostly unmarried, black middle class. To read the profile of Ethan Watters in Urbanite Magazine, click here.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. Dr. Kris Marsh is amazing. She really knows her subject matter. This is the second time I’ve heard her on your show. Have you considered having her co-host a show on a regular basis?

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