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The Resource Families, Marriages, and Children

Families, Marriages, and Children

Label
Families, Marriages, and Children
Title
Families, Marriages, and Children
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a pioneering sociologist, feminist pragmatist, author, and lecturer. A skilled and perceptive writer, she explained sociological concepts and principles clearly and concisely to popular audiences. This volume presents a focused and provocative set of Gilman's penetrating analyses of marriage, motherhood, and family relationships. Generally unavailable, except in archives and special libraries, the lion's share of the analyses are drawn directly from Gilman's quintessentially unique self-published journal, The Forerunner. Transcending her era, Gilman speaks with wit, insight, and candor to twenty-first century readers about many controversial aspects of family and family life. She believes deeply that women's values-regeneration, cooperation, and compassion-make for better societies. Men's values, she concludes, are destructive, competitive, and often violent. Families produce double standards and inequalities between husbands and wives, resulting in inferior mothers and, as a direct consequence, in substandard children. To improve society, Gilman argues, we need healthy, happy children. This requires well-trained, competent mothers, widespread social parenting, and enlightened, non-patriarchal marriages. Largely self-taught, Gilman supported herself through writing and lecturing. She was at one time a settlement house leader and an active member of the American Sociological Society. Her wide sociological circle included lasting friendships with Jane Addams, Edward A. Ross, and Lester F. Ward."--Provided by publisher
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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Dewey number
306.8743
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Children
Label
Families, Marriages, and Children
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Publication
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on the Sociology of Families, Marriages, and Children; Part I: Family, Home, and Society; 1. The Man-Made Family (1909); 2. How Home Conditions React upon the Family (1909); 3. My Ancestors (1913); 4. The Power of the Farm Wife (1914); Part II: Men and Marriage; 5. Does a Man Support His Wife? (1911); 6. Names-Especially Women's (1911); 7. Alimony (1912); 8. Competing with Men (1914); 9. These Proud Fathers (1914); 10. Without a Husband (1915)
  • 11. The Honor of Bearing His Name (1916)Part III: Motherhood; 12. The New Motherhood (1910); 13. Education for Motherhood (1913); 14. "Wanted-Young Girl to Mind Baby and Do Light Housework" (1914); 15. Birth Control (1915); Part IV: Children and Parents; 16. Prize Children (1910); 17. Is There a Double Standard in Filial Duty? (1912); 18. Illegitimate Children (1913); 19. My Mother Right or Wrong (1915); 20. Is Childhood Happy? (1916); Chronological List of Sources; Index
Control code
on1004194902
Extent
1 online resource (137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351520539
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004194902
Label
Families, Marriages, and Children
Publication
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on the Sociology of Families, Marriages, and Children; Part I: Family, Home, and Society; 1. The Man-Made Family (1909); 2. How Home Conditions React upon the Family (1909); 3. My Ancestors (1913); 4. The Power of the Farm Wife (1914); Part II: Men and Marriage; 5. Does a Man Support His Wife? (1911); 6. Names-Especially Women's (1911); 7. Alimony (1912); 8. Competing with Men (1914); 9. These Proud Fathers (1914); 10. Without a Husband (1915)
  • 11. The Honor of Bearing His Name (1916)Part III: Motherhood; 12. The New Motherhood (1910); 13. Education for Motherhood (1913); 14. "Wanted-Young Girl to Mind Baby and Do Light Housework" (1914); 15. Birth Control (1915); Part IV: Children and Parents; 16. Prize Children (1910); 17. Is There a Double Standard in Filial Duty? (1912); 18. Illegitimate Children (1913); 19. My Mother Right or Wrong (1915); 20. Is Childhood Happy? (1916); Chronological List of Sources; Index
Control code
on1004194902
Extent
1 online resource (137 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351520539
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004194902

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