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LN 9.13.07 -2 - 9/13/07 SOCIOLOGY 252 LECTURE: Whither...

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9/13/07 SOCIOLOGY 252 LECTURE:  Whither Dependency? Muddiest points: childrearing in a stable v. unstable world / Emotional parenting  (implications for children, parents, family relationships) / corruption of love (legacy for  familism, romantic love) / autonomy as an ideal / the conflict between the market and  familism o Thrifty… why does it matter that people were thrifty?  o Advertising o GM- allowed people to buy cars, drew people away from the thrift mentality o Family wage… seemed like it would actually bring families together, insure that  they would have money. What does money do to familism? -> economic need,  everyone has to pull together. Money enables people to act away from the family. o Outsourcing- can’t happen if people aren’t spending money on it. o Grandmother  in the tub :  increasing dependency on technology and the effects  it has on the kin network / how society handles dependency  o Why did the people want to get away from their families? :: autonomy, privacy Today:  we are all immigrants o Parents no longer know what to teach their children / have to teach something  more abstract o What happens when parents no longer know what their child will have to face 
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