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Prior to the Industrial Revolution, families lived on small Sociology and family and every able member of the family did work to support and sustain the family economy. There was a lower standard of living, and because of poor sanitation people died earlier.
After the Industrial Revolution, farm work was replaced by factory work. Women became the supervisors of homework. Many families still worked to develop their own home goods, and many women and children also went to the factories to work.
Cities became larger and more diverse heterogeneity. Families became smaller less farm work required fewer children. Eventually, standards of living increased and death rates declined.
Hard work was the norm and still is today for most women. Homemaking included much unpaid work. Take my own granny "grandmother" as an example. She passed away recently at age !
She worked hard her entire life, both in a cotton factory and at home raising her children, grandchildren, and at times great-grandchildren.
When I was a boy, she taught me how to make lye soap by saving the fat from animals the family ate. She took a metal bucket and poked holes in the bottom of it.
Then she burned twigs and small branches until a pile of ashes built up in the bottom of the bucket. After that she filtered water from the well through the ashes and collected the lye water runoff in a can.
She heated the animal fat and mixed it in the lye water from the can. When it cooled, she cut it up and used it as lye soap.
She would also take that lye water runoff and soak dried white corn in it. The corn kernel shells would become loose and slip off after being soaked. Granny would rinse this shelled corn and use it for hominy or grind it up and make grits from it. These pre- and post-Industrial Revolution changes impacted all of Western civilization, because the Industrial Revolution hit all of these countries about the same way: The Industrial Revolution brought with it some rather severe social conditions, which included deplorable city living conditions, crowding, crime, extensive poverty, inadequate water and sewage facilities, early death, frequent accidents, extreme pressures on families, and high illness rates.
Today, sociology continues to rise to the call of finding solutions and answers to complex social problems, especially in the family.
Family Research The American Sociological Association is the largest professional sociology organization in the world. One section of ASA members focuses its studies specifically on the family.
The Section on Family was founded to provide a home for sociologists who are interested in exploring these issues in greater depth. As with all of sociology and other social sciences, science and scientific rigor are paramount. It is not enough to simply study the family from our narrow personal points of view.
We have to reach into the larger social picture and see the hidden social processes that teach us how to inform marriage and family therapy, provide useful and accurate data to governmental and policy-making figures, and provides reliable advice that will help the most people in the most efficient way.
This becomes a scientific endeavor then to study and examine the family with rules of scientific engagement and analysis.
Those earning a Ph. If researchers make the results of their study public and present them for critical review by other family scientists, then scientific rigor is even stronger and the findings can be afforded more credibility.
For example, studies have shown that the leading factor of divorce is not any of the following: What is the leading cause of divorce? Would you believe it is marrying too young? Specifically, if you marry at 17, 18, or 19 you are far more likely to divorce than if you wait to marry until your 20s.
This was discovered and confirmed over decades of studying who divorced and which factors contributed more to divorce than others see chapter May 22, · Family Life - Explained simply by everybody's favourite nuclear family - The Simpsons!
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Jul 08, · A brief overview of the major theoretical perspectives and how each explains issues related to the family at the macro and micro levels. Also in sociology, particularly in the works of social psychologist Michael Lamb, traditional family refers to "a middle-class family with a bread-winning father and a stay-at-home mother, married to each other and raising their biological children," and nontraditional to exceptions from this rule.
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