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The Family in Question : Changing Households and Familiar Ideologies - Diana Gittins

The Family in Question

Changing Households and Familiar Ideologies

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Published: 23rd January 1993
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After a decade of Thatcherism, rising illegitimacy and the moral panic over child sexual abuse, the family is more of a political issue than ever. But is it 'the family' that is in crisis, or family ideology? In this revised edition of an important and controversial book, Diana Gittins adds to a broad range of historical, anthropological and feminist evidence, a new chapter on child sexual abuse.

Acknowledgements - Editor's Introduction - Introduction: Questioning the Family - How Have Families Changed? - Is Patriarchy Relevant in Understanding Families? - What is the Family? Is it Universal? - Why do People Marry? - Why do People Have Children? - Why is a Woman's Work Never Done? - The State: Creator or Destroyer of Family Solidarity? - Is the Family in a State of Crisis? - Why Do Men Abuse Children Sexually? - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333545690
ISBN-10: 0333545699
Series: Women in Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 23rd January 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised