Title

Companionship in the American Family

Publication Year

1963

Keywords

sociology, companionship, American family, family ideology, culture, ecology

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Human Ecology | Place and Environment | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Abstract

Social scientists generally agree that the social institutions of the family is in the process of change. Furthermore, it is recognized that this change is part of a transformation in the total structure of our society. Western civilization over the past centuries has been experiencing secularization, industrialization and urbanization. There related processes have been particularly noticeable over the past hundred years in the United States. The full impact of these changes on the American family is just now becoming apparent.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Sociology and Anthropology

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