A History of the Family: Impact of Modernity

A History of the Family: Impact of Modernity

by Andre Burguiere
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745606350

ISBN-13: 9780745606354

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

The second volume of this major work examines the repercussions of various aspects of the modern age - religious, political, economic and social - upon the institution of the family, and compares the model of the western family with that of other cultures.

It includes studies on the family in early modern Europe, colonial societies in the Andes and Meso-America,

Overview

The second volume of this major work examines the repercussions of various aspects of the modern age - religious, political, economic and social - upon the institution of the family, and compares the model of the western family with that of other cultures.

It includes studies on the family in early modern Europe, colonial societies in the Andes and Meso-America, modern China, Japan, Africa and Arabia. The final section examines the position of the family in western industrialized societies, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, including studies on modern America, Scandinavia and France.

Focusing on contemporary developments in the family, contributors examine, among other issues, the rise in the divorce rate, the decline in marriages, the increase in the number of one-parent families and single people in urban environments, the emergence of surrogate mothers and diverse techniques of artificial insemination; and it questions the survival of the family as a modern-day institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745606354
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jack Goody.

Part I: Europe and the First Modernity:.

1. The One Hundred and One Families of Europe: André Burguière and François Lebrun.

2. Priest, Prince and Family: André Burguière and François Lebrun.

Part II: Other Worlds:.

3. Children of the Apocalypse: the Family in Meso-America and the Andes: Carmen Bernand and Serge Gruzinski.

4. The Long March of the Chinese Family: Michel Cartier.

5. The Family: Instrument and Model of the Japanese Nation: Patrick Beillevaire.

6. India: the Family, the State, and Women: Roland Lardinois.

7. Africa: the Family at the Crossroads: Jean-Pierre Dozon.

8. The Arab World: the Family as Fortress: Philippe Fargues.

Part III: The Western World: Industrialization and Urbanization:.

9. The Industrial Revolution: from Proletariat to Bourgeoisie: Martine Segalen.

10. Love and Liberty: the Contemporary American Family: Hervé Varenne.

11. Socialist Families: Basile Kerblay.

12. The Scandinavian Model: David Gaunt and Louise Nyström.

13. Families in France: Martine Segalen and Françoise Zonabend.

14. The Family: What Next?: André Burguière, Christiane Kalapisch-Zuber, Martine Segalen and Françoise Zonabend.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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