Women and Family in History
This paper studies the oppression of women by men as a basis of the development of the family as a social institution and how modernization has changed that.
# 5432 | 1,995 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 |
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This paper examines the family's role as the backbone or core unit of every culture and society, as well as its development throughout history. It examines the roles of the mother and father in the family as well as the development of marriage as an institution.
From the Paper:"The modern form of family is the result of a long historical journey. This voyage began thousands of years ago. Many historians believe that the institution of family may not have been clearly defined in the beginning, but it was present all the time. The great historian Will Durant writes in his famous book 'Our Oriental Heritage', "In some African tribes, pregnancy was not attributed to sex, but to the entrance of a 'baloma', or ghost, into the body of a woman while she was bathing; 'a fish has bitten me,' the girl would report." When asked who was the physiological father of her child the question was not understood, the answer was the same; 'a baloma gave her that child?. (1)"
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