A nuclear or conjugal family
consists of two married parents as opposed to a single parent.
This newly created conjugal family
offers an alternative to the original family for Elizabeth.
Working from Roman funerary texts, Saller and Shaw could show the clear prevalence of the nuclear family, but they emphasised elements of conjugal family
units in composite texts, which Huebner would rather count as evidence of extended or multiple family households.
This resulted in a horizontal social structure that privileged the value of the conjugal family
and increased the importance of the London guild system as members worked to circulate their wealth among themselves by fostering internal remarriages.
Taken together, the authors show us how mid-nineteenth-century literature resists the habitual, be it with respect to the conjugal family
, homosocial fraternity, or heterosexual relations.
Thematically, Mapping the Margins offers twelve essays that consider the normative, conjugal family
(of homemakers and wives and breadwinners and husbands, along with their dependant children), as a marginalizing force, a powerful model that often served to define those living outside of it.
He affirms that "it was primarily through rales of endangered or lost family life that French familial discourse negatively constructed and disseminated new, positive norms of household living" and that "it was as much through the perception of transgression or lack as through idealized scenes of restored family life that cultural narratives produced the desire for the normative conjugal family
This study is the follow up of an earlier study of laws governing relations in the conjugal family
and their impact on the situation of women in West Africa.
Based on experiences of Western Europe and North America, the Goode model predicts that there will be a worldwide convergence from the "traditional" family system toward a westernized conjugal family
system as non-Western and agrarian societies become increasingly industrialized, urbanized and commodified.
His modernization approach maintains that in the "world revolution" of industrialization and urbanization, traditional family forms are converging to the conjugal family