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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 extended family system is one in which it is easier to maintain and hand
down tradition than in our own type of ... Extended families, on the other hand,
have a kind of immortality.2 The nuclear family, with a mother, her husband and
The emphasis is not on the emotional ties between the members of the nuclear
family, although these may be strong, but on the larger family of the kibbutz. Such
a system contrasts with the accepted patterns which run through all Western ...
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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
Mothercraft or Motherhood ?
The Motherhood Trap
Mothers in the Social System
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