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The Family in Question Changing Households and Familiar Ideologies

by Diana Gittins

Part of the Women in Society Series

The Family in Question Changing Households and Familiar Ideologies Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333545690
Publication date: 23rd January 1993
Author: Diana Gittins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 218 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships, Welfare & benefit systems, Feminism & feminist theory,

About Diana Gittins

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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