Joseph Featherstone


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Joseph Featherston or Featherstone (July 22, 1843 – July 17, 1913) was a notable Canadian Liberal Party politician, livestock advocate and farmer.

His career consisted of being a farmer and thoroughbred dealer in Toronto Township. He was President of the Dominion Live Stock Association in 1887 and 1st Vice President of the Dominion Live Stock Insurance Company from 1887 – 1888. He also ... more »

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  • Nostalgia is one of the great enemies of clear thinking about the family. The disruption of families in the nineteenth century through death, separation, and other convulsions of an industrializing ec...
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century), U.S. social critic. "Family Matters," Harvard Educational Review, vol. 49 (February 1979).
  • The ideal of the self-sufficient American family is a myth, dangerous because most families, especially affluent families, do in fact make use of a range of services to survive. Families needing one o...
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century). "Family Matters," Harvard Educational Review vol. 49 (February 1979).
  • The family remains the main school in which the young learn about sex roles, for better and for worse. If a wider range of roles is to be available to both sexes, changes must begin within the family....
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century), U.S. social critic. "Family Matters," vol. 49, Harvard Educational Review (February 1979).
  • One theme links together these new proposals for family policy—the idea that the family is exceedingly durable. Changes in structure and function and individual roles are not to be confused with ...
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century), U.S. social critic. "Family Matters," Harvard Educational Review, vol. 49 (February 1979).
  • The country is fed up with children and their problems. For the first time in history, the differences in outlook between people raising children and those who are not are beginning to assume some pol...
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century), U.S. social critic. "Family Matters," Harvard Educational Review, vol. 49 (February 1979).
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