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What Is a Woman’s Family? Fluctuations in Definitions, Structure, and Functions

  • Evelia V.-R. Adams
  • Paul L. Adams
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)

Abstract

A family can be a group of 20 or more persons; it can include only 2. It can be an elaborate reticulum of “invisible loyalties” that extend across decades, generations, and centuries to give a person a sense of family identity and feelings of pride; it may last but a few days. Or it may begin but never be completed in the sense of having two parents living with the child(ren). A family usually is a small group of people living face-to-face and tête-à-tête, forming intense affiliations and conflicts, loving and hating in highly charged situations.

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Nuclear Family Child Focus Complete Family Paternal Grandmother 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evelia V.-R. Adams
    • 1
  • Paul L. Adams
    • 2
  1. 1.LouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Private practiceLouisvilleUSA

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