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The Family in Question (2nd Edition)

Changing Households and Familiar Ideologies

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Women in Society

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After a decade of Thatcherism, rising illegitimacy and the moral panic over child sexual abuse, the family is more of a political issue than ever. But is it 'the family' that is in crisis, or family ideology? In this revised...

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After a decade of Thatcherism, rising illegitimacy and the moral panic over child sexual abuse, the family is more of a political issue than ever. But is it 'the family' that is in crisis, or family ideology? In this revised edition of an important and controversial book, Diana Gittins adds to a broad range of historical, anthropological and feminist evidence, a new chapter on child sexual abuse.

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Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction
Introduction: Questioning the Family
How Have Families Changed?
Is Patriarchy Relevant in Understanding Families?
What is the Family?
Is it Universal?
Why do People Marry?
Why do People Have Children?
Why is a Woman's Work Never Done?
The State: Creator or Destroyer of Family Solidarity?
Is the Family in a State of Crisis?
Why Do Men Abuse Children Sexually?
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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DIANA GITTINS worked in higher education for ten years. She is the author of Fair Sex (Hutchinson, 1982) and a number of articles and essays on gender, families and childhood. She works as a consultant to the Open University and also writes poetry and fiction.

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DIANA GITTINS worked in higher education for ten years. She is the author of Fair Sex (Hutchinson, 1982) and a number of articles and essays on gender, families and childhood. She works as a consultant to the Open University and also writes poetry and fiction.

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