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Social Origins of Private Life: A History of Ame

  • 作者 Stephanie Coontz 著
  • 出版社 Verso Books
  • 出版时间 1988年11月
  • ISBN 9780860919070
  • 定价 223.90

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

StephanieCoontzteacheshistoryandfamilystudiesattheEvergreenStateCollege,Washington.Sheistheauthor(withPetaHenderson)ofthehighlypraisedWomen’sWork,Men’sProperty:theOriginsofGenderandClass.,,

丛书

Haymarket (Paperback)

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