Social Origins of Private Life: A History of Ame

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出版社: Verso Books
1988-11
ISBN: 9780860919070
定价: 223.90
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 365页
正文语种: 英语
  • Currentdebatesaboutthefutureofthefamilyareoftenbasedonseriousmisconceptionsaboutitspast.Arguingthatthereisnobiologicallymandatedoruniversallyfunctionalfamilyform,StephanieCoontztracesthecomplexityandvarietyoffamilyarrangementsinAmericanhistory,fromNativeAmericankingroupstotheemergenceofthedominantmiddle-classfamilyidealinthe1890s.Surveyingandsynthesizingavastrangeofpreviousscholarship,aswellasengagingmoreparticularstudiesoffamilylifefromtheseventeenthtothenineteenthcenturies,CoontzoffersahighlyoriginalaccountoftheshiftingstructureandfunctionofAmericanfamilies.Heraccountchallengesstandardinterpretationsoftheearlyhegemonyofmiddle-classprivacyandaffectiveindividualism,pointingtotherichtraditionofalternativefamilybehaviorsamongvariousethnicandsocioeconomicgroupsinAmerica,andarguingthatevenmiddle-classfamilieswentthroughseveraltransformationsinthecourseofthenineteenthcenture.Thepresentdominantfamilyform,groundedincloseinterpersonalrelationsandpremisedondomesticconsumptionofmass-producedhouseholdgoodshasarisen,Coontzargues,fromalongandcomplexseriesofchangingpoliticalandeconomicconjunctures,aswellasfromthedestructionorincorporationofseveralalternativefamilysystems.AclearconceptionofAmericancapitalism'scombinedandunevendevelopmentisthereforeessentialifwearetounderstandthehistoryofthefamilyasakeysocialandeconomicunit.Lucidanddetailed,TheSocialOriginsofPrivateLifeislikelytobecomethestandardhistoryofitssubject. Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at the Evergreen State College, Washington. She is the author (with Peta Henderson) of the highly praised Women’s Work, Men’s Property: the Origins of Gender and Class.,,
  • 内容简介:
    Currentdebatesaboutthefutureofthefamilyareoftenbasedonseriousmisconceptionsaboutitspast.Arguingthatthereisnobiologicallymandatedoruniversallyfunctionalfamilyform,StephanieCoontztracesthecomplexityandvarietyoffamilyarrangementsinAmericanhistory,fromNativeAmericankingroupstotheemergenceofthedominantmiddle-classfamilyidealinthe1890s.Surveyingandsynthesizingavastrangeofpreviousscholarship,aswellasengagingmoreparticularstudiesoffamilylifefromtheseventeenthtothenineteenthcenturies,CoontzoffersahighlyoriginalaccountoftheshiftingstructureandfunctionofAmericanfamilies.Heraccountchallengesstandardinterpretationsoftheearlyhegemonyofmiddle-classprivacyandaffectiveindividualism,pointingtotherichtraditionofalternativefamilybehaviorsamongvariousethnicandsocioeconomicgroupsinAmerica,andarguingthatevenmiddle-classfamilieswentthroughseveraltransformationsinthecourseofthenineteenthcenture.Thepresentdominantfamilyform,groundedincloseinterpersonalrelationsandpremisedondomesticconsumptionofmass-producedhouseholdgoodshasarisen,Coontzargues,fromalongandcomplexseriesofchangingpoliticalandeconomicconjunctures,aswellasfromthedestructionorincorporationofseveralalternativefamilysystems.AclearconceptionofAmericancapitalism'scombinedandunevendevelopmentisthereforeessentialifwearetounderstandthehistoryofthefamilyasakeysocialandeconomicunit.Lucidanddetailed,TheSocialOriginsofPrivateLifeislikelytobecomethestandardhistoryofitssubject.
  • 作者简介:
    Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at the Evergreen State College, Washington. She is the author (with Peta Henderson) of the highly praised Women’s Work, Men’s Property: the Origins of Gender and Class.,,
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