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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Instead of the Triumphant March of Liberation presented by the Life Style Left, the late Harvard sociologist sees an ebb and flow of changes in family structure.

Donald Thomas rated it it was amazing Mar 23, The Church loosened the power of the family to control the marriage choices of its members. The families of tribal communities are probably of a different universe from those of the higher cultures.

Dec famiyl, Steven Wedgeworth rated it it was amazing.

At first the freedom becomes an incentive to economic gain. 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.

When first published inFamily and Civilization was a significant book on the sociology of civilozation family. The trustee family is simply the strongest social entity in its time, stronger than both the state and the individual. New Research Bryce J. zimmermwn

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The family keeps order, out of necessity: Zimmerman escapes this trap by focusing on the sovereignty of the family. Patterson Better Than Therapy?

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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. The individual, having no guiding moral principles, changes the meaning of freedom from opportunity to license. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. If we want to marry or break up a family, famly do we consult, the family, the church or the state?


Znd 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.

Family and Civilization is the magnum opus of Carle Zimmerman, a distinguished sociologist who taught for many years at Harvard University. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A Speculative Quarterly Review.

The domestic family and the atomistic family would correspond roughly to the modern family before and after the sexual revolution.

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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. This book takes the reader from the genesis of the family and civilization to its apocalyptic destination.

Open Preview See a Problem? The most incisive guide to issues facing the American family today. A Journal of World Affairs. He lays out his key analytical questions in the second chapter:. He deploys three types of family: Matt Calvey rated it really liked it Oct 13, The great and revealing experiences of familism come primarily after adulthood.

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.

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 psychological 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 Family of Tomorrow. Jonathan rated it really liked it Nov 22, Family and Society, inin collaboration with M. Family and Civilization by Carle C. 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.

Peter rated it it was amazing Feb 09, 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. More and more people abandon the effort, and the society stagnates demographically.

Bernard rated it liked it Jul 04, Published January 25th by Intercollegiate Studies Institute. 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. It is doubtful if these peoples are the family predecessors of the West.

Tim Wainwright rated it liked it Jan 11, The absurdity of the assumption that variations in the smaller groupings are without rhyme or reason needs no comment. I’ve gone through different books on this subject, but nothing can be compared to it.

Dave Wainwright rated it liked it Aug 22, Zimmerman review Eva J. The very idea of liberty itself changes, according to Zimmerman:.

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