The Fragmenting Family

The Fragmenting Family

by Brenda Almond
     
 

Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social

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Overview

Brenda Almond throws down a timely challenge to liberal consensus about personal relationships. She maintains that the traditional family is fragmenting in Western societies, and that this fragmentation is a cause of serious social problems. She urges that we reconsider our attitudes to sex and reproduction in order to strengthen our most important social institution, the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199548705
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I. THINKING ABOUT THE FAMILY: PHILOSOPHY'S CONTRIBUTION
1. The family
2. Permanent relations? Love, marriage and philosophical lives
3. From philosophy to law
4. The changing role of women
PART II. SHAPING FAMILIES: SCIENCE'S CONTRIBUTION
5. Having and not having children
6. New reproductive technologies: Whose human rights?
PART III. NEW FRONTIERS: FAMILY, LAW AND POLITICS
7. Family choices: what do children really want?
8. Law, policy-making and the contemporary family
PART IV. PRESERVING IDENTITIES: A FUTURE FOR THE FAMILY?
9. Family, identity, and community
10. Finding a way through the wood

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