Minimal Family

Minimal Family

by Jan E. Dizard, Howard Gadlin

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Minimal Family by Jan E. Dizard, Howard Gadlin

Drawing on the work of social historians, political economists, sociologists, and psychologists, the authors go well beyond the usual arguments that show how the needs of the newly industrializing society eroded the traditional bonds of kinship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870237287
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 09/07/1990
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jan Dizard is professor of sociology and American studies at Amherst College. Howard Gadlin is ombudsperson at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Rosanna Hertz

Well written, perceptive, and witty.... It will make a major contribution to the field of sociology in general and will be a must read for family sociologists and scholars interested in social process and social change.

Lillian B. Rubin

Drawing on the work of social historians, political economists, sociologists, and psychologists, the authors go well beyond the usual arguments that show how the needs of the newly industrializing society eroded the traditional bonds of kinship. Instead, in a subtle, complex, and multifaceted analysis, they show how the emergence of the kind of emotional intimacy that is the hallmark of the nuclear family is closely interrelated with the needs of a market economy.... A trenchant critique of the existing debates in the field and a powerful argument to which other scholars, whatever their perspective, will have to respond.

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