Family and Sexuality in French History

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Januar 1998



These essays collectively cover a stretch of French history from Medieval times to the twentieth century, deploying a wide variety of analytical techniques in an effort to understand people's perceptions of their own lives as well as the institutional and cultural factors affecting their decisions.


Foreword Introduction: Recent Trends in the Historical Study of the French Family Repression and Change in the Sexual Life of Young People in Medieval and Early Modern Times The Meaning of Clandestine Marriage The Charivari and Religious Repression in France during the Ancien Regime Affinity and Descent in Seventeenth-Century Bordeaux Motivations and Technology in the Decline of French Fertility Family, Class, and Young Women: Occupational Expectations in Nineteenth-Century Paris Individual Lives and Family Strategies in the French Proletariat The End of the Wet-Nursing Business in France, 1874-1914 The Family Cycle and Household Structure: Five Generations in a French Village Contributors


Robert Wheaton is former associate editor of the Journal of Family History and author of pioneering works on the history of the family in France. Tamara K. Hareven is Unidel Professor of Family Studies and History at the University of Delaware, founder and coeditor of The History of the Family: An International Quarterly and founder and former editor of the Journal of Family History. Her books include Family Time and Industrial Time: The Relationship between the Family and Work in a New England Industrial Community and Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory-City.


"Each of the essays is a meticulous study of a very particular aspect of family behavior or individual and community attitudes toward sexual practice... The collection includes some real minor masterpieces."-Journal of Modern History
EAN: 9780812216691
ISBN: 0812216695
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1998
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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