New work on the history of the family

  title={New work on the history of the family},
  author={E. Zaretsky},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  • E. Zaretsky
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • Theory and Society
  • This article reviews three books on the history of the family: Jack Goodys "The Development of Family and Marriage in Europe" 1983; Michael Mitterauer and Reinhard Sieders "The European Family" (1982); and Martin Segalens "Love and Power in the Peasant Family: Rural France in the Nineteenth Century" (1983). These books are an improvement over the literature on the history of the family produced during the late 1960s and 1970s. All three books address the issue of individualism as reflected in… CONTINUE READING