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Family Politics: Love and dPower on an Intimate Frontier

Family Politics is a penetrating inquiry into the nature of the family and its place in today's society. Letty Cottin Pogrebin takes a critical look at the traditional family of past decades and compares it to families of today. She identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the various kinds of families, showing how new ideas about child care, human behavior and women's rights have altered the concept of and reality of family life. She then presents compelling arguments for changes necessary to create democratic families and to ensure their survival into the twenty-first century.