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A World of Their Own Making

Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674961883

Publication Date: 10/15/1997


336 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones

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  • Prologue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Different Times, Different Places: Meanings of Family and Home Before the Modern Age
    • 1. Myths of Family Past
    • 2. At Home with Families of Strangers
    • 3. Life and Death in a Small Parenthesis
  • II. Enchanting Families: The Victorian Origins of Modern Family Cultures
    • 4. A World of Their Own Making
    • 5. Making Time(s) for Family
    • 6. No Place Like Home
  • III. Mythic Figures in the Suburban Landscape
    • 7. The Perfect Couple
    • 8. Mothers Giving Birth to Motherhood
    • 9. Bringing Up Fathers: Strangers in Our Midst
    • 10. Haunting the Dead
  • IV. New Times and New Places: Myths and Rituals for a Global Era
    • 11. Conclusion: Remaking Our Worlds
  • Notes
  • Index

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