COONTZ, Stephanie. American, b. 1944. Genres: Social commentary. Career: Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, faculty member affiliated with department of History and Women's Studies, 1975-. Exchange professor, Kobe University of Commerce, 1986; lecturer, Washington Humanities Commission, 1989-91; Visiting Scholar, The National Faculty, 1990-; Exchange Professor, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 1992; Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 1994. Publications: (with P. Henderson) Women's Work, Men's Property: On the Origins of Gender and Class, 1986; The Social Origins of Private Life: A History of American Families, 1988; The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, 1992, rev. ed., 2000; The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families, 1997; American Families: A Multicultural Reader, 1999. Address: Department of History and Women's Studies, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505, U.S.A.