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ERIC Number: ED103754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 25
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The Borromean Family.
Bardis, Panos D.
This paper attempts to contribute an original approach to the study of the "anti-family movement." A more objective approach to this issue is necessary due to the preponderance of value judgements put forth by both the mass media and social scientists. The paper presents discussions on family functions, divorce, sex, and communes. The author then introduces the concept of the Borromean Family, and constructs two Borromean Family Indexes, which have been found to be both valid and reliable. The empirical data collected by means of these new instruments have led to 10 preliminary conclusions and suggestions for further research. Among these conclusions are that: (1) people do not really believe that the family is obsolescent; (2) single persons appear to stress a greater balance between familism and individualism; and (3) the Borromean theory may promote our understanding of both traditional and counterculture families. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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