In former times this side of life of the family, genus, names are treated not just seriously, but regarded as extremely important from all points of view: historical – with whom to intermarry vitally and permanently, and genetic – what is health how viable and strong is the progeny, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and with the economic – how firmly will stand on their feet heirs, etc.
At the same time, our ancestors also understood the meaning of psychology. A young family was created for decades, and the feelings of a girl and a young man entering into marriage were to be tested. Continue reading
Currently, the problems of matrimony-parenthood-kinship pay more attention not only in theory, but also in practice. The works of Yu. I. Aleshina, V. N. Druzhinin, S. V. Kovalev, A. S. Spivakovskaya, E. G. Eidemiller and other scientists emphasize that the family directly or indirectly reflects all the changes taking place in society, although it has a relative independence and stability. Despite all the changes and upheavals, the family as a social institution has persisted. In recent years, its ties with society have weakened, which has negatively affected both the family and society as a whole, which already feels the need to restore previous values, study new trends and processes, and organize practical training of young people for family life. Continue reading
Until the middle of the XIX century, the family was considered as the original micromodel of society, social relations were derived from the family, the society itself was interpreted by researchers as a sprawling family, and as a Patriarchal family with the appropriate attributes: authoritarianism, property, subordination, etc.
Ethnography has accumulated extensive material that reflects the national characteristics of relations in the family. So, in Ancient Greece was dominated by monogamy. The families were numerous. The incest taboo was in effect. The father was the master of his wife, children, and concubines. Men enjoyed great rights. Continue reading