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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes

Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"

Slide 1: The Journey Begins
Slide 2: But what is a family?
Slide 3: First Comes Marriage
Slide 4: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 5: Early Family Values
Slide 6: Family as Contract
Slide 7: Family as units of labor
Slide 8: Tragic Love
Slide 10: Family as an evolving idea
Slide 10: The power of “opposite marriage”
Slide 11: The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age
Slide 12: Learning to be a Parent
Slide 13: A Parent Superiority
Slide 14: Making the Breast of being a Parent
Slide 15: Not Every Mother
Slide 16: Keeping the promise of marriage
Slide 17: Big(amy) Love
Slide 18: The Rules of the Game
Slide 19: Marriage loses momentum
Slide 20: Eight is Enough
Slide 21: Showing off your Family
Slide 22: Family as Adventure
Slide 23: Going it Alone
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way
Slide 25: The Family Triangle
Slide 26: All You Need is...
Slide 6: Family as Contract

Slide 6: Family as Contract

The Oxford English Dictionary dates the term “nuclear family” to 1924. But in modern history, what we call nuclear family has its origins in northwestern Europe during the emergence of an industrial and capitalist society during the 17th and 18th century, when families of two parents and their offspring became financially viable social organizations. Yet even then, marriage was less an institution to promote emotional self-fulfillment, than an economic contract binding together two families and their property. Holland, the birthplace of capitalism, is also one of the places in northwestern Europe where the modern family originated. Shown here is “Portrait of a Man and a Woman in an Interior” by Eglon van der Neer (17th Century).