The Family in Question

Changing households and familiar ideologies

  • Authors
  • Diana Gittins

Part of the Women in Society book series (WOSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Diana Gittins
    Pages 1-5
  3. Diana Gittins
    Pages 6-34
  4. Diana Gittins
    Pages 60-72
  5. Diana Gittins
    Pages 73-91
  6. Diana Gittins
    Pages 92-111
  7. Diana Gittins
    Pages 112-132
  8. Diana Gittins
    Pages 155-168
  9. Diana Gittins
    Pages 169-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-208

About this book


After a decade of Thatcherism, rising illegitimacy and the moral panic over child sexual abuse, the family is more of a political issue than ever. But is it 'the family' that is in crisis, or family ideology? In this revised edition of an important and controversial book, Diana Gittins adds to a broad range of historical, anthropological and feminist evidence, a new chapter on child sexual abuse.


child child sexual abuse children crisis family feminism ideology sexual abuse solidarity state work

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