World Of Their Own Making / Edition 1

World Of Their Own Making / Edition 1

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by John R. Gillis
     
 

Our whole society may be obsessed with "family values," but as John Gillis points out in this entertaining and eye-opening book, most of our images of "home sweet home" are of very recent vintage. A World of Their Own Making examines our idealized notion of "The Family," a mind-set in which myth and symbol still hold sway.See more details below

Overview

Our whole society may be obsessed with "family values," but as John Gillis points out in this entertaining and eye-opening book, most of our images of "home sweet home" are of very recent vintage. A World of Their Own Making examines our idealized notion of "The Family," a mind-set in which myth and symbol still hold sway.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674961883
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Different Times, Different Places: Meanings of Family and Home Before the Modern Age

Myths of Family Past

At Home with Families of Strangers

Life and Death in a Small Parenthesis

Enchanting Families: The Victorian Origins of Modern Family Cultures

A World of Their Own Making

Making Time(s) for Family

No Place Like Home

Mythic Figures in the Suburban Landscape

The Perfect Couple

Mothers Giving Birth to Motherhood

Bringing Up Fathers: Strangers in Our Midst

Haunting the Dead

New Times and New Places: Myths and Rituals for a Global Era

Conclusion: Remaking Our Worlds

Notes

Index

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