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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Family and Civilization

It is doubtful if these peoples are the family predecessors of the West. Zimmerman escapes this trap civilizahion focusing on the sovereignty of the family. In this unjustly forgotten work Zimmerman demonstrates the close and causal connections between the rise and fall of different types of families and the rise and The numbers before the comments correspond to the numbers before the assumptions quoted above:. He wishes to pass his difficulties and his misery on to others.

Trivia About Family and Civili New Research Bryce J. Sandy Bernahl rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Marriage was a union of equals, by mutual consent of the parties, not of their parents.

Maryann Breger rated it liked it Dec 04, Of course I could never do that but Zimmerman’s makes the case that throughout world history no civilization has ever rejuvenated itself once it has arrived at this point of decline in the family.

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The preliterate groups are small, so that a determined abnormal person can easily establish atypical types of behavior.


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It is a solid and impartial study on the history of the family, the end might be scary and pessimist, but not unrealistic. He deploys three types of family: It used to be the fashion to juxtapose tribal communities as a whole against so-called higher cultures as a whole.

At first the freedom becomes an incentive to economic gain. Zimmerman traces the evolution of family structure from tribes and clans to extended and large nuclear families to the small nuclear families and broken families of today.

This work was distinguished by the presentation of the theories of the outstanding nineteenth century Catholic sociologist Le Play, whose influence is evident in the types, and familism ideas, of these two later volumes. Dave Wainwright rated it liked it Aug 22, This impacts marital and carlr ethics, but it ought to also inform our theories of political rights, representation, and economics.

The individual, having no guiding moral principles, changes the meaning of freedom from opportunity to license. Neither condition appears in the trustee family, which claims immense non-state power to enforce norms of behavior internally amongst its members and externally against its enemies.

While he agrees with Marx and Engels that family structure is powerfully linked with economics and politics, Zimmerman is more analytical and less ideological. Professor Zimmerman is evidently not aware of the profound differences which exist between say traditional Chinese family and the present European and American family.

The family reappears by counterrevolution. Between the extremes of the trustee and atomistic family models vivilization the moderation of the domestic family, such as that of the American family of the s. This website anv cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Instead of a contrast between the nuclear family and the individualist family, Zimmerman contrasts three different family types. But sooner or later the meaning of this freedom changes.

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Jordan Harmer rated it really liked it Jun 06, Thomas’ fmily that the end of the apostolic life is contemplari et contemplata aliis tradere, he defines his terms with unmistakable precision and clears the air of the not infrequent confusion occasioned by those who treat contemplation as a means to action rather than as its “eminent cause.

Account Options Sign in. A study of them can tell us nothing about our past. And he shows the consequences of each structure for the bearing and rearing of children; for religion, law, and everyday life; and for the fate of civilization itself.

Political theorists such as Locke and Hume, as well as prominent French and German thinkers, viewed the family as a private agreement between a man and a woman for specific civil functions.

Hsu came back to the United States in at the invitation of Columbia professor of anthropology Ralph Linton.