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Reading history sideways : the fallacy and enduring impact of the developmental paradigm on family life

Author: Arland Thornton
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Series: Population and development (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"European and American scholars from the eighteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries thought that all societies passed through the same developmental stages, from primitive to advanced. Implicit in this developmental paradigm - one that has affected generations of thought on societal development - was the assumption that one could "read history sideways." That is, one could see what the earlier stages of a modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arland Thornton
ISBN: 0226798607 9780226798608
OCLC Number: 56051137
Description: x, 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Models, data, and methods --
Views of changes in family life from reading history sideways --
The fertility decline in northwest Europe --
Changes in family life in the northwest European historical record --
The scholarly legacy --
The legacy of data --
Developmental idealism --
Freedom, equality, and consent in northwest European family relationships --
Fighting barbarism in the United States --
Governmental pathways of influence outside northwest Europe --
Social and economic pathways of influence outside northwest Europe --
The power of developmental thinking --
Postscript : dealing with the language of the developmental paradigm.
Series Title: Population and development (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Arland Thornton.
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