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The nuclear family is found in every society known to us, and this is the form that
we tend to think of as 'normal'. Most people are members of two nuclear families,
one from which they have come, the family of orientation, and one which they ...
The nuclear family, with a mother, her husband and their children, to which we
are accustomed in the industrialized West, is also characteristic of hunting and
gathering societies where people are living at subsistence level. But the
What some writers see as dysfunction in the modern family, Talcott-Parsons'
believes is effective adaptation to the demands of an industrial economy.
Although the nuclear family operates more or less without support from other kin
and in ...
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A leading social anthropologist examines what being a mother means to a woman as a person, using examples from societies all over the world, and concludes that a great deal of what we call "maternal ... Read full review
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
Getting and Not Getting Pregnant
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Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis
No preview available - 1987
Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
Paula J. Caplan
Snippet view - 1989