week 6 spring 2012 - Week 6 I. End of Community. In order...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 6 I. End of Community. In order for the nuclear family to flourish, have to get rid of the communitys intrusion into family life. In the Patriarchal era, peer groups were more important than family (e.g., boys peer groups as shown in Diner ). These groups are where people looked for emotional fulfilment. That ends with the advent of the nuclear family. In the patriarchal era, communities intruded into births, deaths and weddings. The film Braveheart shows a Big Wedding to make the point that the community was at the center of events. In contrast, Muriels Wedding an example of a nuclear era weddingshows how a White Wedding is centered on the couple and invited people. The larger point is that in order for nuclear family to take center stage, extraneous people have to go. This happens in stages, and occurs more slowly among the working-class than the middle-class. During the transition, extended family (e.g., grandparents) retains some importance, and you can still see some families where grandparents are...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course SOCI SYO3100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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