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Reinventing the Family In Search of New Lifestyles

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ISBN-10: 0745622143

ISBN-13: 9780745622149

Edition: 2002

Authors: Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim, Patrick Camiller

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In this text, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim looks at the future of our lives after the family. Examining the breakdown of the conventional family unit, she explores the new choices that are open to individuals, and analyzes our anxieties.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface to the English Edition
The New Confusion about the Family
When Divorce Becomes Normal
Stability of the family--for and against
The dynamic of family development
The complex relations of a divorced family
From the normal biography to the do-it-yourself biography
Life as a Planning Project
The rise of the idea of planning
Precautions in personal relationships
Unplanned consequences of the planning project
Generational Contract and Gender Relations
Traditional expectations: women as a 'hidden resource' in relations between the generations
The times are changing: women as a 'scarce resource' in relations between the generations
The search for new models
We Want a Special Child
Parenthood in modernity: the precept of optimum support
The supply of prenatal and genetic diagnosis
The promises of reproductive medicine
What future?
Towards the Multicultural Family
A problem of social order
The example of the United States: who is a black?
From the history of National Socialism: who is a Jew?
Difficult concepts: the burden of history
Who is a German today?
Living between cultures