Ch2 - The History of the Family Began in the 1960s h Women...

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The History of the Family
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Began in the 1960s h h Public family as old as civilization
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Ensure order h Defend against outsiders h Provide labor h Assist others in group h Recruit new members
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Historical changes h Economic changes h Power changes h Social changes
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Families vary across societies and throughout time h Each family structure is dependent on its socio-historical context
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History recognizes 5 major types of societies in different parts of the world and time periods h While 5 are distinguished and discussed here, variations of each type have also existed
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Small wandering groups of a few hundred people or less h Prevailed during the Stone Age h Survives today in remote areas h The family tends to be a simple unit h Women gathered and men hunted h Families band together and intermarry h Loose social ties h Little property
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agriculture h Women cultivated by hand and made h Men warring and land clearing h Society comprised by few thousand people
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