Eschewing the narrow technical focus—and language—of most scholars of the family, be they sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, of historians, the book explores the subtle interrelations between past and present, between practical and theoretical concerns. Offering fresh insight into a subject of the broadest possible human interest, this vigorous revisionist history will intrigue not only academic specialists, but also practitioners in the "helping professions" and readers of history at large.
About the Author:
John Demos is Professor of History at Yale University and formerly taught at Brandeis University. In addition to his research as a historian, this book draws on Demos's personal experience as a member of the Carnegie Council on Children.
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