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A WORLD OF THEIR OWN MAKING: Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A thoughtful debunking of the American family's mythic past. Gillis (History/Rutgers Univ.) quite ably proves that, contrary to popular opinion, there never has been a ``Golden Age'' of family values. Each generation has reacted to its own crises, Gillis argues, by idealizing the family life of previous generations; today's innovation is the belief that every 1950s family was as impeccable as the ... Read full review

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