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The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.

The Family in Argentina: Modernity, Economic Crisis, and Politics
The family in Argentina: Modernity, economic crisis, and politics
ElizabethJelin
Introduction

The family is a social institution anchored in biologically based universal human needs: sexuality, reproduction, and daily subsistence (based on coresidence in households). Its members share a social space based on kinship relations, conjugality, and parental ties.1 It is a social organization, a microcosm of relations of production, reproduction, and distribution, with a power structure and strong ideological and affective components. There are collective tasks and interests, but members have also their own interests, rooted in their own location within production and reproduction processes.

Family relations are the basic criteria for the formation of households and the performance of tasks linked to biological and social reproduction in everyday life. ...

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