A world of their own making : myth, ritual, and the quest for family values / John R. Gillis

Author(s): Gillis, John R
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Subjects: Families--Folklore
Family festivals--History
Families--North America--History
Families--Europe--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Basic books, c1996
LC Classification: G, GR
Physical Description: xix, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Prologue
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I. Different Times, Different Places: Meanings of Family and Home Before the Modern Age
1. Myths of Family Past 3
2. At Home with Families of Strangers 20
3. Life and Death in a Small Parenthesis 41
Pt. II. Enchanting Families: The Victorian Origins of Modern Family Cultures
4. A World of Their Own Making 61
5. Making Time(s) for Family 81
6. No Place Like Home 109
Pt. III. Mythic Figures in the Suburban Landscape
7. The Perfect Couple 133
8. Mothers Giving Birth to Motherhood 152
9. Bringing Up Fathers: Strangers in Our Midst 179
10. Haunting the Dead 201
Pt. IV. New Times and New Places: Myths and Rituals for a Global Era
11. Conclusion: Remaking Our Worlds 225
Notes 241
Index 299
Notes: LCCN: 96003843
ISBN: 0465054145
Includes bibliographical references (241-298) and index
OCLC Number: 34193238
ISBN/ISSN: 0465054145