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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The trustee family exercises the most sovereignty of any of the family types. King Senior Editor Bryce J.

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A in sociology from the University of Shanghai and worked as a social worker in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital after graduation. Vj rated it it was amazing Mar 05, 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.

Family and Civilization Carle C. Family and Civilization by Carle C. The Church loosened the power of the zimmdrman to civilizagion the marriage choices of its members.

Marriage is penalized in the markets for housing, for child-care options, and in the tax code. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

It is a solid and impartial xnd on the history of the family, the end might be scary and pessimist, but not unrealistic. This definition constricted the range of issues that these analysts could see clearly enough to take seriously.

A Speculative Quarterly Review. While he agrees with Marx and Engels that family structure is powerfully linked with economics and politics, Zimmerman is more analytical and less ideological. Brian adn it it was amazing Jan 27, The family keeps order, out of necessity: Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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.

Family and Civilization

Trivia About Family and Civili Open Preview See a Problem? James Kurth is the Claude C. Likewise, if the elites of society do not participate in familism, they will create institutions that encourage others to do the same. Variations in the family life of smaller civilizations are extreme and are largely without rhyme or reason.

It is impossible in any review to suggest the wealth of profound spiritual guidance available to souls in a work of this calibre. 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.

If we want to marry or break up a family, whom do we consult, the family, the church or the state? PaperbackAbridgedpages.

Liberty Middle Way rated it it was amazing Aug 25, 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. 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 fall of civilizations, particularly ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and modern Europe, and the United States.

Now we know that not only the so-called higher cultures but tribal communities have different orientations, and yet they are comparable.

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. Patterson Better Than Therapy? This was a direct blow against the barbarian trustee family, which used intermarriage to strengthen the clan.

Lance Kinzer rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Zimmerman argues that the contractual thinking of the eighteenth-century rationalists channeled the issues in the wrong direction.


In contrast, the atomistic family holds that sovereignty lies with the individual, as against the family. Jun 14, Edward Waverley marked it as to-read Shelves: Kristin rated it really liked it Nov 20, Return to Book Page. Zimmerman comments that healthy families will prioritize proles childrenfidelity faithfulness and Sacramentum indivisibility of family ties as a consequence of faith in God.

Zimmerman has adhered to them in a widely publicized work, they must not pass unnoticed. More and more people abandon the effort, and car,e society stagnates demographically. Kate Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Nov 26, 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 fall of civilizations, particularly ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and modern Europe, and the United States.

The Church strongly objected to intermarriage among cousins and closer relatives. The fallacy of the first assumption comes from popular stereotyped thinking. T he N atural F amily. This impacts marital and reproductive carpe, 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 so very interesting, and the topic is so hugely important, that I would recommend this atop the list of any histories of society.

Family and Civilization by Carle C. Zimmerman

Things are getting better because they are getting freer, which means more contractual. 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.

Book titles OR Journal titles. This civilizatoin why the trustee family is almost incomprehensible to Americans today, in an era of hugely powerful government and fiercely independent individuals.