Sept 19 Situating the Family in Sociohistorical Context

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Situating the Family in Sociohistorical Context September 19 th , 2007
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Agenda for Today American Families before 1776 American Families between 1776 and 1900 American Families from 1900 to 1950s American Families from 1960s to Today
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American Families Before 1776 Families played multiple roles: -school, workplace, retirement home, shelter The family was a public institution Families were diverse in form -Many stepfamilies -Some pre-colonial Native American family forms still intact -Informal marriage and formal marriage co-existing
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American Families Before 1776 The Familial Mode of Production -making clothes, making candles, growing and cooking food, providing healthcare and education Effects of the Familial Mode of Production -compulsory reproduction -greater social control of individuals by families (esp. fathers) -family as duty, obligation; family members as co-workers
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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