Family Patterns, Gender Relations

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/01/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

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