Historical Anthropology of the Family / Edition 1

Historical Anthropology of the Family / Edition 1

by Martine Segalen
     
 

This text challenges the view that the contemporary family is different from an unchanging traditional one and reveals that it is dynamic and resistant. It analyzes historical and social anthropological data in Europe and North America to reveal a wide variety of family patterns. See more details below

Overview

This text challenges the view that the contemporary family is different from an unchanging traditional one and reveals that it is dynamic and resistant. It analyzes historical and social anthropological data in Europe and North America to reveal a wide variety of family patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521276702
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Themes in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Part I. The Area of Kinship: 1. The domestic group; 2. Kinship and kinship groups; 3. Kin relationships in urban society; Part II. The making of the domestic group: 4. The historical sociology of marriage; 5. Marriage and divorce in contemporary society; 6. The child and the family; Part III. Domestic Roles and Activities: 7. Roles within the couple in the nineteenth century; 8. Roles within the present-day couple; 9. The domestic group and economic roles; 10. Family and society; Notes; Index.

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