The Penn Press list for fall 2017 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.
208 pages | 5 1/2 x 8
Cloth 1975 | ISBN 9780812277036 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512806328 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume
"The essays in this volume rank with the best social history offered today."—History of Childhood QuarterlyThis is a book that goes beyond a mere examination of the role of the family in structuring sexual relationships, kinship relations, and child rearing practices. Here are historical examples of the family as a source of labor and capital accumulation, as a mechanism for the transmission of property, and as a means for the imposition of social control.
"The pieces offer a fascinating combination of historical evidence and sociological analysis, of a standard rarely reached in family studies. Yet the historical context of each piece is quite distinct."—Keith Hopkins