Video of a lecture on the family I gave last summer at the Academy of Ideas.

Slide One: ‘Parenting’ as a new word to describe family life.

Lenore Davidoff, 2011
‘When the child asks ‘Who am I?’, he or she learns that the assignment of a
first name places them w...

Slide Two: Lenore Davidoff on family and identity.

Edmund Burke, 1790
‘To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we
belong to in society, is the first pr...

Slide Three: Using and abusing the brain

“Mrs. Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds. It is the
nightly custom of every good mo...

Slide Four: The Victorian Family and the 21st Century Family?

Max Horkheimer, Authority and the Family, 1936
‘The individual mechanisms which operate in shaping the authority-oriented
...

Slide Five: Edmund Burke, Little Platoons

Harry Harlow 1952, ‘Maternal Care and Mental Health’

Slide Six: Peter Pan’s Mrs Darling, tidying up her children’s minds as they sleep

1964
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughte...

Slide Seven: Horkheimer, Authority and the Family

Erich Fromm, Crisis of Psychoanalysis, 1970
‘we can say that the patricentric individual --and society -- is characterized...

Slide Eight: Harry Harlow’s monkeys

Gay Liberation Front Manifesto, 1971
‘Were it not also for the captive wife, educated by advertising and everything she
re...

Slide Nine: The 1960s

Gay Liberation Front Manifesto 1971
‘Gay shows the way. In some ways we are already more advanced than
straight people. We...

Slide Ten: Erich Fromm, the patricentric individual

2017
19 million families in the UK - married or cohabiting couples, couples plus
children or one person plus child(ren)
13...

Slide Eleven: Margaret Thatcher, public and private woman?

Macvarish Family Matters Lecture Slides

Slide Twelve: Gay Liberation Front Manifesto 1971

Macvarish Family Matters Lecture Slides

Slide Thirteen: Gay Liberation Front Manifesto 1971

Macvarish Family Matters Lecture Slides

Slide Fourteen: How families are living

Macvarish Family Matters Lecture Slides