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Vietnamese Family in Change: The Case of the Red River Delta Pham Van Bich

Vietnamese Family in Change: The Case of the Red River Delta

Pham Van Bich

Published April 9th 2014
ISBN : 9781299996731
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281 pages
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Like most societies Vietnam has seen marked changes in family structures and dynamics this century. For Vietnam however these changes have been especially radical. After decades of French acculturation the 1940s brought sweeping economic changes andMoreLike most societies Vietnam has seen marked changes in family structures and dynamics this century. For Vietnam however these changes have been especially radical. After decades of French acculturation the 1940s brought sweeping economic changes and a move away from collectivism. Perhaps because of Vietnams long isolation from the late 1970s into the early 1990s, very little has been written on the Vietnamese family. This text provides an examination of the Vietnamese family focusing on two fundamental relationships husband-wife and parent-children within their wider social and historical context. The author explores how and why marital partners are chosen- individuals domains within the family- reproduction and birth control- son preference- ancestor worship- and the role of the state. As such, the study will be of interest not just to sociologists but also to those scholars looking to understand the current social transformation of Vietnam.