Autonomy and Dependence in the Family: Turkey and Sweden in Critical Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Autonomy and Dependence in the Family

Turkey and Sweden in Critical Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Rita Liljestrom

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300 pages

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pub: 2002-11-21
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What are the future prospects of the modern family? For a long time the common image in the West has been to see the nuclear family, consisting of two economically independent spouses and their children, as the natural outcome of the modernization process. As the hierarchies of patriarchal society vanish, a social order based on equal and autonomous individuals all set for self-realisation has been assumed. However, high rates of divorce, often reported domestic violence, teenagers left on their own at an early age, do not harmonize very well with this idealized image. Critical analysis of family order in two countries at the opposite edges of the European continent - Turkey and Sweden - approaches these problems and attempts to create a more realistic picture of family life in the modern world.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS026000
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies