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[An exemplary ideological representation of the “new” family is the film Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). The film traces the emergence of a multicultural, polysexual and multirelational family in contemporary Tuscany that has as its core a heterosexual American woman who purchases a run-down villa...
[Theories of the “new” family that dominate cultural studies—such as Judith Stacey’s theory of the “postmodern” family, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim’s theory of the “post-familial” family and Harriet Fraad, Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff’s theory of the “communist family”—understand the “new”...
[Next to the individual, family has been regarded as the most important element of society, and like the individual it has always been treated as the most intimate and private space in culture. In contemporary cultural theory and cultural texts, for instance, regardless of the conceptual frames...
[In this book, I have been working to develop a labor theory of the contemporary family. For instance, in the previous chapter I have discussed the way in which the existing relations of production/exploitation (re)produce the family in its current, privatized form. At the same time, these...
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