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What is a family? Bonnie Fox suggests that family relationships are ones in which people care for children, themselves, and each other. At the same time she emphasizes that these relationships are shaped by the larger social context. While understandings of family are no longer limited to the male bread-winner-female homemaker model of the 1950s, gender ideologies still play a major role in structuring family relations.
Bonnie Fox is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents
|Putting 'Family' in Perspective||p. 1|
|Conceptualizing 'Family'||p. 3|
|The Unnatural Family||p. 21|
|Is There a Family? New Anthropological Views||p. 29|
|Diverse Family Patterns||p. 41|
|Foraging Societies: Communal 'Households'||p. 42|
|Women in an Egalitarian Society: The Montagnais-Naskapi of Canada||p. 43|
|Agricultural Societies: The 'Family Economy'||p. 55|
|The Family Economy in Modern England and France||p. 56|
|Patriarchal Relations of Production in Nineteenth-century Ontario||p. 85|
|Industrial Capitalism: The Rise of Breadwinner-Homemaker Families||p. 97|
|Dynamics of Kin in an Industrial Community||p. 99|
|Putting Mothers on the Pedestal||p. 118|
|From 1950s Breadwinner-Homemaker Families to Twenty-first Century Diversity||p. 136|
|Sexuality and the Post-war Domestic 'Revival'||p. 137|
|Wives and Husbands||p. 156|
|As Times Change: A Review of Trends in Family Life||p. 180|
|Elements of Family||p. 209|
|Sexuality: Negotiating Adult Intimacy||p. 210|
|Heterosexuality: Contested Ground||p. 212|
|Navigating Sexual Terrain: Legacies of the Sacred and the Secular in the Lives of French-Canadian Women||p. 219|
|One Is Not Born a Bride: How Weddings Regulate Heterosexuality||p. 236|
|Marriage and Domesticity: Becoming Family||p. 241|
|'Here Comes the Bride': The Making of a 'Modern Traditional' Wedding in Western Culture||p. 242|
|Veering Toward Domesticity||p. 259|
|Education, Work, and Family Decision-making: Finding the 'Right Time' to Have a Baby||p. 277|
|Parenthood and Childcare: Taking on Gendered Responsibilities||p. 290|
|When the Baby Comes Home: The Dynamics of Gender in the Making of Family||p. 292|
|Motherwork, Stress, and Depression: The Costs of Privatized Social Reproduction||p. 310|
|'Like a Family': Reproductive Work in a Co-operative Setting||p. 325|
|Opting into Motherhood: Lesbians Blurring the Boundaries and Transforming the Meaning of Parenthood and Kinship||p. 343|
|The Gender-divided Work Involved in Maintaining Families||p. 365|
|Household Labour and the Routine Production of Gender||p. 367|
|Lesbians at Home: Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?||p. 385|
|Moneywork: Caregiving and the Management of Family Finances||p. 417|
|The Politics of Family and Immigration in the Subordination of Domestic Workers in Canada||p. 428|
|Family Coping Strategies: Balancing Paid Employment and Domestic Labour||p. 453|
|Families Negotiating Change, Changing Families||p. 475|
|From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and the Changing Family Lives of Middle-class Women from Hong Kong||p. 477|
|Gender, Generation, and the 'Immigrant Family': Negotiating Migration Processes||p. 496|
|Transforming Rural Livelihoods: Gender, Work, and Restructuring in Three Ontario Communities||p. 509|
|Other Family Matters||p. 523|
|Confronting Violence in Women's Lives||p. 525|
|Children's Adjustment to Divorce||p. 543|
|Lessons from Europe: Policy Options to Enhance the Economic Security of Canadian Families||p. 552|
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