The family institution is undergoing a radical transformation whereby all the constituent relations of its modern structure are being challenged. A classical exercise of family sociology, this book draws upon a wide range of disciplines: history, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and demography. Anybody concerned with the future of the family will find interest in this book.
Originally published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval as La fin de la famille moderne, this book was awarded the Prix Jean-Charles Falardeau for the best book published in French in Canada in the field of social sciences (2000-1).
|Publisher:||University of British Columbia Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Daniel Dagenais teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.
Table of Contents
PrefaceIntroduction1. The Ideal Type of the Modern Family2. Family Ties: The Domain of Kinship3. The Question of Private and Public Spheres4. The Parental Role5. Gender, Gender Differences, and Sexuality6. The Conjugal Relationship7. The French-Canadian Family8. Contemporary Changes in The Family: What Do They Mean? ConclusionAfterwordNotesReferencesIndex