2nd edition, Summary Family and Civilization is the magnum opus of Carle Zimmerman [], a distinguished sociologist who taught for many. Family and Civilization by Carle C. Zimmerman, The Family of. Tomorrow by Carle C. Zimmerman (review). Eva J. Ross. The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly . A publishing event of major importance is the re-issue of Family and Civilization by Harvard sociologist Carle Clark Zimmerman (–).

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Zimmerman Harper and Brothers, New York, The essential arguments of this book, including the characteristics and the causes of the three main types of family found in Western civilization designated Trustee, Domestic and Atomisticas well as the dangers of the last and most recent type and the ways in which they may be avoided, have been presented in summary by the skilled writers of one of the most popular American magazines Life, July 26, It bears a great deal of resemblance to the simplified formula prescribed by some psychoanalysts for world peace.

The Church attempted to moderate the more barbaric features of the trustee family system, while preventing people from lapsing back into the decadent atomistic family of the late Roman Empire. Account Options Sign in.

Marriage was a union of equals, by mutual consent of the parties, not of their parents. Individuals in the trustee family do not typically own landed property. No creditabIe anthropoIogist today maintains that institutions found in the tribal communities are direct predecessors of those of the West, but a study of institutions found in widely different cultures is as important to the science of man as a study of widely different forms like the spider, the octopus, and living apes is to the science of biology.

The domestic family and the atomistic family would correspond roughly to the modern family before and after the sexual revolution. Pages which deserve careful reading in view of current discussion of the relativt: Kate Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Be the first to ask a question about Family and Civilization.


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Yet Carle Zimmerman, who would not have been surprised at this, provides a profound and excellent guide to those wishing to restore a culture of familism.

Of the total amount of control of action in the society, how much is left for the family? The present civilizatiln can find little agreement with Dr. Against both the barbarian trustee and Roman atomistic family systems, the Church introduced the idea that children are automatically social beings, the children of their mother and her husband, and could not be rejected.

He lays out his key analytical questions in the second chapter:.

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Professor Hsu held degrees in Sociology, Economics LSEand Anthropology, specializing in kinship patterns and cultural comparisons between large, literate societies, namely, the United States, China, India, and Japan. Once the contractual model is accepted as the basic form of the family, scholars will interpret history as the steady march from non-contractual marriages to contractual marriages, from forced or arranged marriages to love or companionate marriages.

Review: Family and Civilization by Carle C. Zimmerman

Lance Kinzer rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Both the late Roman Empire and the barbarians permitted parents to reject infants, arguing that they were not social beings unless their parents accepted them into the family. Zimmerman shows why this happens, not only in the United Kingdom of the twentieth century but also in post-Revolutionary France and in many other historical settings.

I’ve gone through different books on this subject, but nothing can be compared to it. Kristin rated it really liked it Nov 20, In this unjustly forgotten work Zimmerman demonstrates the close and xivilization connections between the rise and fall of different types of families and the rise and Now we know that not only the so-called higher cultures but tribal communities have different orientations, and yet they are comparable.


Family and Civilization

Dave Wainwright rated it liked it Aug 22, Andy Baldwin rated it it was amazing Dec 31, The groups are so small that natural events such as an extreme storm, the loss of a boat, a fire, or a tribal quarrel-may kill only a small number of people, yet its zzimmerman influence on the group may be greater than that of a major catastrophe such as the Black Death or a world war-among civilized peoples.

The individual is left more and more alone to do as he wishes. Variations in ane family life of small social aggregates are not necessarily more extreme than those in the family life of larger ones. Known earlier for studies in rural sociology, Professor Zimmerman of Harvard wrote his first book in the sociology of the family: The numbers before the comments correspond to the numbers before the assumptions quoted above: Waxing State, Waning Family: A study of them can tell us nothing about our past.

Zimmerman or any other scholar has any comprehensive evidence on the total psychological influence of such events as the Black Death or the world wars on the so-called civilized peoples.

Tim Wainwright rated it liked it Jan 11,