Significant changes to families over the past 20 or thirty years

-deep rooted values, caste sys, male head of the family, female 2nd class citizen,filial piety, children dependant on parents Family type (past) – communal activities-common pool of income, fund, expenditure, worship etc – classified by caste & residence – 1-19 per household – Joint family ( 3 to 4 generation), elementary , nuclear or individual […]

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Has the family became symmetrical?

When we talk about family, we should think of the relationships and the roles between the individuals in families. Young and Wilmott’s ‘The symmetrical family’ is the study based on middle class families in London, showed that families have become more equal and symmetrical with husbands and wives having an equal share of responsibilities in […]

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Understanding the concept of family

1)What is a family and who does it comprise of? Family denotes a group of people affiliated by a common ancestry, affinity or co-residence. Although the concept of consanguinity originally referred to relations by “blood,” anthropologists have argued that one must understand the idea of “blood” metaphorically, and that many societies understand ‘family’ through other […]

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My Dad and Me

When I was little, my dad had a motorbike with a sidecar attach to his motorcycle. My dad and me went out in the summer months travelling around the country. It was really cool, travelling into other cities, going around the coast-watching people enjoying themselves on water sports, donkey rides, and banana boat and playing […]

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