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Is patriarchy relevant in understanding families?
What is the family? Is it universal?
Why do people marry?
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able activities affected areas argued assumption authority became become birth boys caring challenged changes child classes common concept concern contemporary couple course daughters decline defined definition dependent domestic earlier early economic equal essential expected fact father fear female force frequently girls greater groups growth household housework husband idea ideal ideology important increasing increasingly individuals industrial influenced institution kinship labour land legislation less live male marriage married means meant middle middle-class moral mother natural never nineteenth century notion organised parents particularly past patriarchal period political poor population possible problem production reasons relations relationship relative remained responsibility result seen separate servants sexual situation social society specific status tion universal usually values wage western widows wife wives woman women working-class young