This is the sixth in a series of notes to twelve lectures for my class Dynamics of Family Interaction.
The emphasis last week was on the institutionalization of particularly historical organizations of human beings in relation to each other, and the consequences this has in setting conditions for people. In other words we talked about the culturing of social organization and the production of inevitably different conditions for people closely linked to each other.
This week we shift to looking at some of the personal consequences of living within the conditions produced by this culturing.
In neither case are we talking about what has been learned but about what has to be dealt with (and how to analyze it)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a
single man in
possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
(Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice First sentence)
It is the same as the one we have made about motherhood:
in the papers by Canaan and Holland/Skinner is somewhat different as they emphasize the difficulties that this cultural transformation can create for the actual persons involved--even if these people are fundamentally "in agreement with" the cultural patterns involved ("share the same values") or if they routinely use the (cognitive) categories involved:
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