The Way We Never Were

The Way We Never Were - unheal t hy t o be over i ndul ged...

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“unheal t hy” t o be over i ndul ged wi t h a chi l d gr ow t o be i ndependent The Way We Never Were 03:02 Even though people have image of what the “American family” is/was IT’S A MYTH It was never really there… It never really existed. Spouse bond + parent/child bond (husband/wife) (mother/child) EROTIC clownplay? BUT: in the Victorian era (late 1800’s early 1900’s) vice versa Husband/wife bond was more important
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Man <<<<<<<<>>>>>>>> Woman (rich fantasy) Victorian ideology was almost impossible They wanted the kids to have a carefree childhood o In order to have a carefree childhood, poor families WOULD NOT have that and would work for the richer o Double standard! Americans today are more likely to have contact with the extended families today then other points in history Grandparents and ancestors Extended family contact o (cheaper!) o able to pull resources ^^^ People with no extended family did not like this idea because they were not able to get the extended family advantage Active movements were formed to DESTROY idea of the extended household thought to be “un-American” o child labor laws etc. tried to break the extended family up in favor of the nuclear family
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course IAH 207 taught by Professor Johns during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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