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The Family in Various Cultures: Third edition
The Family in Various Cultures Third edition Author:Stuart A. Queen;Robert W. Habenstein This classic cross-cultural study presents comparisons of five non-American families and continues with nine chapters covering the development of the American family from its historical roots in Biblical times to the present. — Each of the non-American families depicted represents a different yet viable form of family organization ranging from th... more »e polygynous Baganda, the patriarchal classic Chinese to the matriachal Hopi, with the "kibbutz" standing on the margin of family organizaion as conventionally conceived. The point of view is objective-each family is analyzed in terms of its institutional form, internal components and relationships, the life cycle of its members, functions performed, and in some instances, change and development.
This edition includes an entirely new chapter on the American Negro Family, and a new section on recent trends in the "kibbutz". Throughout the book, structrual changes in the family and contemporary problems are examined in the light of recent research.« less