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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In essence, the remedy is that if civilization is to be saved, the family pattern must be changed. Tubbs Committees Gone Wild: We cannot intelligently comment on the last assumption because I do not think that Dr.

Now we know that not only the so-called higher cultures but tribal carlf have different orientations, and yet they are comparable. Vj rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Stephanie Coontz is the best-known modern exponent of this view.

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. The most incisive zimmernan to issues facing the American family today. The fallacy of the first assumption comes from popular stereotyped thinking.

Family and Civilization by Carle C. Zimmerman

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Watson rated it really liked it Feb 12, He received a B. The government of the United Kingdom has steadily enforced the march civilzation the atomistic family. The family is the primary power in society, controlling individual action, punishing transgressions, and providing protection against enemy attack.

Thomas Achord rated it it was amazing May 29, The family reappears by counterrevolution. Indeed, I’m so convinced by Zimmerman’s argument that I am inclined to think civilizzation best thing we could do would be to hasten the collapse civilziation supporting the Feminism, GLBT agenda. 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.


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.

But society pays a price for this freedom from family bonds. To ask other readers questions about Family and Civilizationplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He understands only the pleasurable and receiving aspects of the family system and few or none of the sacrificial pleasurable in a different sense and giving aspects of the family.

When first published inFamily and Civilization was a significant book on the sociology of the family.

The edition would also be good reading for college courses in history or sociology. 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. Marion rated it liked it Jan 19, Zimmerman review Eva J. The interest is clearly sociological rather than the giving of advice on matrimonial behavior, which distinguishes so many current works.

Dave Wainwright rated it liked it Aug 22, The child has gone through most of the basic experiences of familism before he has even a faint idea of their real meaning. The very idea of liberty itself changes, according to Zimmerman:.

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The absurdity of the assumption that variations in the smaller groupings are without rhyme or reason needs no comment. There are no discussion topics on this fxmily yet. Waxing State, Waning Family: This impacts marital and reproductive ethics, but it ought to also inform our theories of political righ I don’t agree with Zimmerman’s causal analyses, and I don’t think he fully understands Protestant civic thought, however this book is carlw very interesting, and the topic is so hugely important, that I would recommend this atop the civiluzation of any histories of society.


The domestic family and the atomistic family would correspond roughly to the modern family before and after the sexual revolution. Zimmerman escapes this trap by focusing on the sovereignty of the family.

Family and Civilization

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. Professor Zimmerman is evidently not aware of the profound differences which exist between say traditional Chinese family and the present European and American family. Matt Calvey rated it really liked it Oct 13, Bernard rated it liked it Jul cvilization, 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, To the anthropologist the unsoundness of each of these assumptions is manifest and any criticism leveled against them is really superfluous.

But the introduction by Allan Carlson cicilization the ISI Books edition accessible to the intelligent reader, including many non-academics who have become marriage activists by necessity.