S316(2.2)

S316(2.2) - Lesson 2 (3)The Global Revolution in Family and...

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Lesson 2 – (3)The Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life Global revolution on how we think of ourselves & how we form ties & connections with others unevenly in different regions and cultures (advantages? anxiety?) Intense discussion about sexual equality, regulation of sexuality and the future of family everywhere. (Unless there is repression by authoritarian government and fundamentalist groups) Changes affect the personal and emotional spheres go far beyond the borders of any particular country, but the same issues can be found everywhere, differing only in degree and according to the cultural context in which they take place In modern world, people take marriage less important – just a working contract protection of family = struggles between tradition and modernity – people miss it – call for return “Traditional family” Catch-all category – different types of family & kinship systems in different societies and cultures, but usually have some features more or less in everywhere Above all an economic unit = transmission of property, family business, Inequality of men and women / even children not recognized as individual = satisfaction of parents, no children’s rights and laws, high death rate, cared about their contribution to the common economic tasks than for themselves
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 316 taught by Professor Cath during the Fall '08 term at Indiana.

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S316(2.2) - Lesson 2 (3)The Global Revolution in Family and...

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