At Home in the Family

Women and familial relationships

Authored by: Lynn Abrams

The Routledge History of Women in Europe Since 1700

Print publication date:  December  2005
Online publication date:  April  2006

Print ISBN: 9780415301039
eBook ISBN: 9780203969120
Adobe ISBN: 9781134419067

10.4324/9780203969120.ch2

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Abstract

‘The family’ is still often implicitly taken to be an essential and natural entity. And behind this exclusion is the unspoken assumption that the family is about women and children, about femininity and infancy.1

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