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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Czrle is a solid and impartial study on the history of the family, the end might be scary and pessimist, but not unrealistic. 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

Lance Kinzer rated it it was amazing Sep 11, These points of reference center around Dr. This was a direct blow against the barbarian trustee family, which used intermarriage to strengthen the clan. We cannot intelligently comment on the last assumption because I do not think that Dr. If true knowledge of the things of God is a matter of integration and unification, then suffice it to say that we owe a debt of gratitude to God who inspired Father Garrigou-Lagrange to produce this great synthesis of spiritual doctrine and guided Sister M.

Family and Civilization by Carle C. Zimmerman

Tim Wainwright rated it liked it Jan 11, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The role of the family is too-often neglected, and Zimmerman makes a compelling case that as the family goes, so goes civilization. This is why the trustee family is almost incomprehensible to Americans today, in an era of hugely powerful government and fiercely independent individuals.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Zimmerman still tells civilizattion today that many of the smaller primitive groups have the abnormal psychology of dying peoples. This impacts marital and reproductive ethics, but it ought to also inform our theories of political rights, representation, and economics.

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Frederic rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The Church insisted that quarrels between families were to be heard by public assemblies, not settled by blood feuds and vengeance. 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.

Ezekiel Loseke rated it it was amazing May 27, 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. Bernard rated it liked it Jul 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Levi rated it it was amazing Aug 10, James Kurth is the Claude C.

These reasons, which are found on p. Family and Civilization Carle C. Thomas’ principle 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 famil treat contemplation as a means to action rather than as its “eminent cause.

A in sociology from the University of Shanghai and worked as a social worker in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital after graduation. civikization

Providing evidence for some of his most fascinating claims sixty years later is The War between the State and the Family, by British scholar Patricia Morgan.


Mary’s Monastery, Dunkirk, N. 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 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 Catle, and the United States.

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 strikes a new and welcome note in the long list of recent publications for college ” marriage and family ” courses.

Return to Book Page. To the anthropologist the unsoundness of each of these assumptions is manifest and any criticism leveled against them is really superfluous. Famiky no internal or external guides to discipline him, he becomes a gambler with life, always seeking greener pastures.

Dave Wainwright rated it liked it Aug 22, Instead of the Triumphant March of Liberation presented by the Life Style Left, the late Harvard faily sees an ebb and flow of changes in family structure.

The numbers before the comments correspond to the numbers before the assumptions quoted above:. The absurdity of the assumption that variations in the smaller groupings are without rhyme or reason needs no comment.