A STRUCTURAL SOCIAL JUSTICE APPROACH TO FAMILY POLICY: A CRITIQUE OF THE DRAFT SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILY POLICY

Sexist language aside, the following quotation aptly captures the power of the family: “The institution of the family stands in a peculiarly central, crucial position. It faces inward to the individual, outward toward society preparing each member to take his place in the wider social group by helpi...

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Published in: Social Work Vol. 41; no. 4
Main Author: Sewpaul, Vishanthie
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Stellenbosch University 07-09-2014
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Summary: Sexist language aside, the following quotation aptly captures the power of the family: “The institution of the family stands in a peculiarly central, crucial position. It faces inward to the individual, outward toward society preparing each member to take his place in the wider social group by helping him to internalize its values and traditions as part of himself … It has enormous creative potential, including that of life itself, and it is not surprising that, when it becomes disordered, it possesses an equal potential for terrible destruction.”
ISSN: 0037-8054
2312-7198
DOI: 10.15270/41-4-312