Families And Lives In Time And Space / Edition 1

Families And Lives In Time And Space / Edition 1

by Tamara K Hareven, Barbara Trepagnier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813390796

ISBN-13: 9780813390796

Pub. Date: 02/01/1999

Publisher: Westview Press


One of the prevailing myths about the American family is that there once existed a harmonious family with three generations living together, and that this "ideal" family broke down under the impact of urbanization and industrialization. The essays in Families, History, and Social Change challenge this myth and provide dramatic revisions of simplistic…  See more details below

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One of the prevailing myths about the American family is that there once existed a harmonious family with three generations living together, and that this "ideal" family broke down under the impact of urbanization and industrialization. The essays in Families, History, and Social Change challenge this myth and provide dramatic revisions of simplistic notions about change in the American family. In these interdisciplinary essays that are deeply rooted in history, Hareven provides important perspectives on family relations in the present, dispels myths about family relations in the past, offers new directions in research and interpretation, and revises our understanding of social change. Hareven's essays, which are based on thirty years of research, combine empirical evidence with theoretical frameworks and discussions of the state of the art in this exciting field. The essays cover a wide spectrum of issues and topics such as the organization of the family and the household, the networks available to children as they were growing up, the role of the family in the process of industrialization, the division of labor in the family along gender lines, and the relations between the generations in the later years of life. Coincidentally, the essays revolve around three central themes: The family's interaction with the process of industrialization, the life course, and the development of the field of family history--and its future directions. They are both interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.Professor Hareven is a pioneer and leader in the development of the field of family history. Her work makes a major contribution to the theoretical and substantive aspects of scholarship on family life, past and present, and on social change. Her essays also provide a fine understanding of this field's development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813390796
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
0.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Family and Kinship: Continuity and Change
1The History of the Family and the Complexity of Social Change3
2The Dynamics of Kin in an Industrial Community31
App.: The Data Base71
3A Complex Relationship: Family Strategies and the Processes of Economic and Social Change77
Pt. 2Studying Lives in Time and Place
4Historical Changes in Children's Network in the Family and Community105
5Aging and Generational Relations: A Historical and Life-Course Perspective127
6Synchronizing Individual Time, Family Time, and Historical Time151
7The Generation in the Middle: Cohort Comparisons in Assistance to Aging Parents in an American Community167
8Rising Above Life's Disadvantage: From the Great Depression to War191
9Changing Images of Aging and the Social Construction of the Life Course219
Pt. 3Comparative Perspectives
10Between Craft and Industry: The Subjective Reconstruction of the Life Course of Kyoto's Traditional Weavers235
11The Festival's Work as Leisure: The Traditional Craftsmen of the Gion Festival261
12Divorce, Chinese Style285
Pt. 4Broader Perspectives
13Family Change and Historical Change: An Uneasy Relationship301
14What Difference Does It Make?317
Notes335
References341
Credits367
Index369

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