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Titel: The Family: Change or Continuity.
Verlag: Macmillan, London
Einband: Soft cover
Zustand: Very Good
235p paperback rebound as green hardback with gilt lettering to spine and original covers affixed to front and back, from a Cambridge college library, hence binding, pages mostly clean, a few pencil marks perhaps. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 83914
Inhaltsangabe: Faith Elliot's book has a coherence unusual in a textbook. As its title suggests, it directs our attention to change and continuity in the family. It reviews debates about the biological origins of the nuclear family and gender roles, accounts of the development of the conjugal family as the dominant family form in modern Western societies and of change in the roles of men and women within and without the family, the remodelling of the conjugal family consequent on the legitimation of divorce and the emergence of one-parent families and remarriage families, and the development of alternative lifestyles as exemplified in unmarried cohabitation, same-sex pairings and group living. The book considers Marxist and feminist approaches alongside the functional approaches which have been more traditional in the sociological study of the family.
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