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A World of Their Own Making

Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values

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$30.50 • £22.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674961883

Publication: October 1997


336 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

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Our whole society may be obsessed with "family values," but as John Gillis points out in this entertaining and eye-opening book, most of our images of "home sweet home" are of very recent vintage. A World of Their Own Making examines our idealized notion of "The Family," a mind-set in which myth and symbol still hold sway.