Changing Images of the Family

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Virginia Tufte, Barbara G. Myerhoff
Yale University Press, 1979 - Families - 403 pages
Focusing on the family in today's society, this book makes some major statements on a subject of mounting concern and controversy. From the perspectives of history, the arts, the social sciences, and law, it deals comprehensively with a wide range of topics, including the family in early America, the representative images created by artists and by the mass media, the contemporary American family from ethnic minority perspectives, and the responsibilities of law and politics.

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The chairperson of the Department of Anthropology at the UniThe chairperson of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California, Dr. Myerhoff collaborated onversity of Southern California, Dr. Myerhoff collaborated on a film about her work while she was doing the research for a film about her work while she was doing the research for "Number Our Days." It won the 1977 Academy Award for best sh"Number Our Days." It won the 1977 Academy Award for best short documentary. Her last book, "Peyote Hunt, " was nominateort documentary. Her last book, "Peyote Hunt, " was nominated for a National Book Award. d for a National Book Award.

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