Re: about this 'nuclear family' thingie

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 14:00:08 -0400

I don't know, but some fair percentage of divorced couples still try to
maintain a "nuclear family", even though the wife and husband are
separated phsyically most often, and whatever child support and care that
emrges from divorce by agreement or decree involves the two original
parents. There are a lot of variations on this theme, surely, but even in
some divorced cases the parents attempt to keep the "nuclear" intact. How
successful they are is another matter.
Do I recall some anthro jargon from 30-40 years ago regarding
"prescriptive" and "proscriptive" that refers to this sort of ideal-real