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The Hite report on the family: growing up under patriarchy

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Grove Press,
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1995, c1994.
The Hite Report on the Family will cause you to rethink your childhood, your relationships, and quite possibly your life. It is a powerful and original analysis of the changing shape of private life, a profoundly optimistic and forward-looking answer to the dangerous nuclear-family-only nostalgia for the fifties that pervades the ongoing national debate on family values. Shere Hite has listened carefully to the real stories of real people and has developed a fascinating new framework for understanding growing up, based on first-person data rather than on a preconceived model or status quo. In this book, Hite becomes the first person to give theoretical legitimacy to all of the infinite ways that we live as "families," whether as single parents, as same-sex parents, in traditional family groups, or alone.
In The Hite Report on the Family Hite challenges established views, arguing that the family is not collapsing but being democratized. Hite introduces a new theory of male eroticism by investigating why so many men and boys confuse sex and violence; she presents a lively new portrait of girls questioning their own sexual identity; and she confounds assumptions of a female "puberty" necessarily parallel to the male. Her questions are provocative and intimate: Do you know how your parents felt about having you? Did your father or mother look at pornography? At what age were your children closest to you? Do men raised by single mothers enjoy better relationships with women? Has children's respect for their mothers increased with the rise in single and employed mothers?
With The Hite Report on the Family Shere Hite lights the way to understanding change in the family as the constructive result of choice - not as a moral crisis, but as a successful evolution toward private democracy.
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Grouping Titlehite report on the family growing up under patriarchy
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780802115706

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subject_facetChildren and sex
Families -- Psychological aspects
Family life surveys
Parent and child
Sex (Psychology)
title_displayThe Hite report on the family : growing up under patriarchy
title_fullThe Hite report on the family : growing up under patriarchy / Shere Hite
title_shortThe Hite report on the family
title_subgrowing up under patriarchy
topic_facetChildren and sex
Family life surveys
Parent and child
Psychological aspects
Sex (Psychology)