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Individualism and Responsibility: Women’s Relationships Within Their Families

  • Jyothsna Latha Belliappa
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

Abstract

In Chapter 2 I discussed Giddens’ (1991, 1992) argument that the freeing of sex from reproduction results in plastic sexuality and the transformation of intimacy, contrasting it with Beck and Beck-Gernsheim’s (1995, 2001) argument that individualization, particularly that of women, threatens the institution of family. Beck and Beck-Gernsheim argue that the contradiction between the flexibility and mobility required to succeed in the job market and the stability and rootedness required to create a strong family life can threaten the family. In spite of these crucial differences, both theorists are united in the position that modernity strengthens individualization.

Keywords

Indian Woman Natal Family Natal Home Traditional Norm Joint Family 
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© Jyothsna Latha Belliappa 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jyothsna Latha Belliappa
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  1. 1.Azim Premji UniversityIndia

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