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Author Barrow, Christine.

Title Family in the Caribbean : themes and perspectives / Christine Barrow.

Publication Info. Princeton : Marcus Wiener, 1999.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.850972 B278F    Check Shelf
Description xv, 472 pages ; 24 cm
Note Previously published: Kingston, Jamaica : I. Randle, 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-472).
Contents Origins and functions -- Labels and typologies -- Personal choice and adaptive response -- Ideology and culture -- Slave families -- East Indian families -- Child socialisation, relocation and abandonment -- Social policy : state, law and church.
Summary Provides a comprehensive review of the extensive literature on family, household and conjugal unions in the Caribbean. The book is constructed around six themes prominent in Caribbean family studies, namely definitions of the family, plural and creole society, social structure, gender roles and relationships methodology, history and social change. Part I critically assesses theoretical trends and interpretations from the perspectives of African heritage, colonial social welfare, structural functionalism, adaptive responses to poverty and kinship ideology and practice. Concepts such as matrifocality, male marginality, female headed household and kinship network are examined. Part II reviews substantive topics of slave family structure, East Indian family patterns, childhood socialisation and social policy.
Subject Families -- Caribbean Area.
Marriage -- Caribbean Area.
Slavery -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Social conditions.
Indexed Term Familia Caribe (Región).
Matrimonio Caribe (Región).
Esclavitud Caribe (Región).
Caribe (Región) Condiciones sociales.
Other Form: Online version: Barrow, Christine. Family in the Caribbean. Princeton : Marcus Wiener, 1999 (OCoLC)657091795
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