By Arland Thornton
In Reading historical past Sideways, prime kinfolk student Arland Thornton demonstrates how this method, even though lengthy for the reason that discredited, has permeated Western rules and values in regards to the relatives. extra, its domination of social technology for hundreds of years brought on the misinterpretation of Western traits in relatives constitution, marriage, fertility, and parent-child kinfolk. Revisiting the "developmental fallacy," Thornton the following strains its valuable position in alterations within the Western global, from marriage to gender roles to adolescent sexuality. via public guidelines, reduction courses, and colonialism, it maintains to reshape households in non-Western societies as well.
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Reading History Sideways: The Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life (Population and Development Series) by Arland Thornton