However, that being a broad and highly complex topic, within the field of Sociology, this paper will focus on multigenerational role considerations, from a cross-cultural perspective. As this is a brief paper,…
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alues children and adults are exposed to and must respond to in some way, multigenerational bonds gain increasing importance to the success of marriage and family partnerships and to the well-being of children. More researchers are attending to this area of inquiry. Cultural variation is a particularly intriguing target of focus because America, like most other countries, is increasingly culturally diverse, through immigration and refugee intake.
Sociologists have long debated family change and family influence. The debate involves basically four arguments, the first introduced by family sociology pioneer, Burgess, the second by Popenoe, the third by Stacey and other feminist researchers, and the fourth by Bengtson, who outlined them as follows (Bengtson, V., 2001):
He points out that grandparents are living longer and therefore participating in the grandchildren’s lives more. In many cases, grandparents and step-grandparents are raising grandchildren and great-grandchildren, are helping to support or shelter adult children and their offspring. They serve as role models and points of stability (Bengtson, V., 2001).
Bengtson is interested in intergenerational solidarity which, he claims has the following dimensions: affectual (sentiments), associational (contact frequency), consensual (agreement), functional (assistance), normative (expectations), structural (reflecting geographic proximity) (Bengtson, V., 2001). He sees multigenerational bonds and multigenerational functions as gaining increasing importance to the evolving shape of the American Family.
Hunter’s research (Hunter, A., 1997) indicates that Black American parents most often claim grandmothers are the ones they can rely on for help with child care and parental guidance. Both mothers and fathers noted relying on them for child care assistance, and primarily mothers noted relying on them also for parenting advice. Mothers cited family closeness, number of generations in family lineage, rural
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All culture is learned, but not everything learned is culture (Phil Bartle). In very simple terms, culture itself can be defined as everything people have, think and carry out as members belonging to a society. It is a mental map that guides us in our relations to our surroundings and to other people.
Out-of wedlock children are on a steady rise, more so particularly to the well-educated. Moreover, the long belief that the private, marital-based family entity can contentedly acknowledge major liability for the concern of children and other family appears more and more unsustainable.
The perception by many that the marriage license is ‘just a sheet of paper’ shows that there is negative erosion on the institution of marriage which calls for serious review of what the consequences are when society takes the option of moving away from the very old institution of marriage.
American Marriage and Family. It is irrefutable that economic unpredictability besides affecting other global sectors has not spared the American families, marriages and other love relationships. Specifically, this is evident from the information availed by Family Facts, Council on Contemporary Families and FRC websites found online.
Although a life full of artificiality but better than today’s traditional marriages in which the couple seeks understanding, unable to reach the physical as well as the emotional union. Often it is assumed that homosexual couple lives something paranormal, but the issues related to such life are also beyond traditional concerns.
In the case of problematic liaisons between married couples and among family members, marriage and family counseling professionals who engage in one-on-one or group initiatives, may be called on to assuage stress and friction from unresolved issues. The paper presented five
ionships: friendship, colleagues, student-teacher, pastor-parishioner, neighbors, flirtation, dating, marriage, parent-child, elderly parent and adult child, etc., and safety is important to all types, even, to some extent, in a relationship between enemies. This paper
ts, regardless of ceremony, to being subjected to church and state restrictions in order to control moral behaviour, resource allocations for “legal” beneficiaries, and so many other reasons.
Government involvement in the matrimonial issues began in the 16th century when it