Lecture 3 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 3...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 3 Early European Family History Prof. Elwert Review Kinship terminology Lineage, locality, marriage Conjugal, nuclear versus extended households Variety of family structure The Na Consequences depend on context! 2 Overview Predominance of public family in history Early European Family Distinctiveness of the European family Early Christianityinnovation and consequences The Public Family in History The public family is as old as civilization, whereas the private family is a comparatively recent development (few hundred years) Family and public life were more integrated than today (the very notion of privacy is pretty recent) For most of history, families were primarily public families: organized around economic imperatives of production, reproduction, and consumption Fox (1967): Kinship is a weapon in the struggle for survival. 3 What About Love?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 120 taught by Professor Elwert during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 3 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 3...

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