Between Sex and Power: Family in the World, 1900-2000

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Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 379 pages
The institution of the family changed hugely during the course of the twentieth century. In this major new work, Göran Therborn provides a global history and sociology of the family as an institution and of politics within the family, focusing on three dimensions of family relations: on the rights and powers of fathers and husbands; on marriage, cohabitation and extra-marital sexuality; and on population policy. Therborn's empirical analysis uses a multi-disciplinary approach to show how the major family systems of the world have been formed and developed. Therborn concludes by assessing what changes the family might see during the next century.

This book will be essential reading for anybody with an interest in either the sociology or the history of the family.
 

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Contents

PART I
13
A long nights journey into dawn
73
The patriarchal burden of the twentyfirst century
107
PART II
131
Sex and marriage in 1900
137
5
162
The return of cohabitation and the sexual revolution
192
PART III
227
The politics and sociology of birth control
260
the century gone the century coming
295
a note on primary sources
316
Bibliography
323
Index
365
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About the author (2004)

Göran Therborn is Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and University Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University.

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