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What Children Really Need: Towards a Critical Theory of Family Structure

Shelley Burtt

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242689
eISBN:
9780191598715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242682.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The ’new familists’ argue that sociological evidence on the relation between traditional two‐parent nuclear family and positive outcomes for their children justifies public‐policy measures aimed at ... More


The Household Economy

Gøsta Esping‐Andersen

in Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198742005
eISBN:
9780191599163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198742002.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Revisits welfare regimes through the analytical lens of the family, first making the point that modernization theory should not have been taken at face value, since even if history has, in general, ... More


Introduction: Recycling and Reconstituting Families

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter introduces Part III of the book. Women who have managed to free themselves from the social norms of married motherhood have done so as reluctant revolutionaries. They did not set out to ... More


Epigraphy and Demography: Birth, Marriage, Family, and Death

Walter Scheidel

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter uses evidence from all over the Graeco-Roman world. It shows that inscriptions are second only to papyri in providing the quantitative evidence without which the study of populations is ... More


Free Black Family and Household Economy

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Loudoun, with its bigoted white community, has made it almost impossible for a free person of color to earn a decent living within the town. Land speculation and monopolist practices precluded the ... More


Slave Family Structure

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Interstate slave trade and the nature of a slave's work—be it in the plantation or for domestic duties—has greatly hindered the formation of social connections among these people. For the minority ... More


Family Relations in Roman Lusitania: Social Change in a Roman Province?

Jonathan Edmondson

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.07
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates funerary commemorations in Lusitania, a province of ancient Rome, by analysing all funerary inscriptions from seven different towns or regions. Examining factors such as ... More


What Does Single Mean?

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the nuances of how the women interviewed are defined as single. In terms of the lay definition of single—not married—both lovers and parenting partners are relevant. With the ... More


Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Marguerite W. Dupree

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204008
eISBN:
9780191676079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study analyzes how people both create and adapt to the process of industrialization. It offers a case-study of the Potteries, which both complements and in some respects challenges studies of ... More


Biblical Authority and the Ethics of Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

All biblical interpretations, including traditional ones, “pick and choose” texts and meanings according to the particularity of the interpreter. The dominant interpreters have failed to acknowledge ... More


Solving Problems: Families and Others

Marguerite W. Dupree

in Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204008
eISBN:
9780191676079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of the nuclear family and other kin as a source of domestic or family help. It considers a number of situations in which the individual or the nuclear family was ... More


Illusion of Indolence—Ideology and Partial Truths

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The pathological nuclear family does not resemble the lived experience of most Japanese people. Like all plausible rhetoric, however, it contains elements of reality: there are many men who rarely ... More


The Institutional Effect: Alternatives for Family Ties, the Role of Trust, and the Emergence of the Commercial Household

Jan Luiten

in Capital Women: The European Marriage Pattern, Female Empowerment and Economic Development in Western Europe 1300-1800

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190847883
eISBN:
9780190847913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847883.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses several issues, all with the underlying intention of refining and reorienting the nuclear-hardship debate. There is a need for such reorientation, as several indicators show ... More


Family Development and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines family development and change within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement. It focuses on the demise of ... More


Membership

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the typical membership of a colonial family in Plymouth Colony. It suggests that small and essentially nuclear families were standard during this period, contrary to the widely ... More


Ash Scattering and Family Relations

Satsuki Kawano

in Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the relationship between ash scattering and family relations. It critically examines the historical-transition thesis, which is sometimes employed to argue that new mortuary ... More


Children and Parents on the Tombstones of Pannonia

Mary T. Boatwright

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on funerary stelae in Pannonia in ancient Rome which portray affectionate family groups attired in both Roman and local traditional dress, making a statement about family ... More


The Nationalization of Marriage in Monarchical Egypt1

Hanan Kholoussy

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter extends empirically and conceptually one of the most dynamic categories of Egyptian historiography related to gender roles. It focuses on the post-1919 state's unparalleled intervention ... More


The Fragile Japanese Family: Narratives about Individualism and the Postmodern State

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Although Japan has a long history and civilization of its own, it bears a particular blight that is associated with postwar civilization: the Westernized, high-tech culture, prosperity and material ... More


‘Father disappeared and left mother to brave the storm’: Family Breakdown1

Emma Griffin

in Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300230062
eISBN:
9780300252095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230062.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines when fathers — the economic foundation of any family — were absent. It reveals the distinctive features of urban and industrial areas: a higher death rate, a much higher ... More


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