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Families in Flux

Families in Flux

January 1993
Trade Paperback · 208 Pages
$18.95 U.S. · $23.00 CAN
ISBN 9780935312690
The Feminist Press at CUNY


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áChallenging the concepts of the "typical" family, the authors illustrate the diversity of household forms and kinship ties throughout history and in the present. Peeilng away layers of emotion and idealogy, they explore the social, political, emotional, and economic functions of the family as well as the importance of gender, class, race, and culture in shaping it. A variety of contemporary family forms-nuclear, single parent, communal-are described, and provocative questions raised abotu families of the future.