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The Family in Modern Times Contents  extended family  effects of industrialisation  working-class family  middle-class family  new role of women.

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2 The Family in Modern Times

3 Contents  extended family  effects of industrialisation  working-class family  middle-class family  new role of women  post-modern family  family tree  oral history - an interview

4 Extended family (before industrialisation)  consisted of: the patriarch (oldest male), all relatives, and all people who worked/lived in the house  everyone had to work (also women and children)  workload was equally shared  children were educated by the elderly members of the household  people had a lot of children  bad living situation: not enough space and no privacy

5 Effects of industrialisation  factories: separation of working and living places  population growth: urbanisation, people moved to the cities to work in factories  transport: England became a close knit community Life of people changed dramatically  Life of people changed dramatically  development of a modern society development of a modern society

6 Working-class family  family life: less loving environment, often abusive parents, influenced by alcohol (gin)  nutrition/money: children had to earn money, expenditure often higher than income, no money to afford expensive things, e.g. meat  working place/conditions: people had to work hard, often dangerous work => accidents  living conditions: no privacy, overcrowded tenements, no proper sewage system, rubbish everywhere  children: strapped by overlooker, worked for hours a day in mines or factories  1750: children didn't go to school but after some reforms even poorer children could go to school

7 Middle-class family  earned the money, didn't spend much time with his family, had a distant relationship to his children  took care of the household and children, didn't work, gave husband a comforting home  more related to mother, good education only mother, father and children are now regarded as members of the family

8 The new roles of women Women were supposed to be: Women were supposed to be: workers caring mothers house wives (poorer (only richer families families needed could afford that the the additional income) woman stayed at home) hard to combine hard to combine women didn't accept their roles anymore women didn't accept their roles anymore emancipation movement emancipation movement

9 The family today- the post-modern family The traditional form dominates The traditional form dominates BUT BUT there are various forms of families today there are various forms of families today unmarried/ childless husband married couple stays at single parent gay couple home wife both parents single parent gay couple home wife both parents works work works work (other way (other way around) around) not much children and the society grows old not much children and the society grows old

10 Family tree Ann-KathrinKirdorf Klaus Kirdorf Kurt Kirdorf Maria Kirdorf nee Schmittner Bärbel Kirdorf nee Fischer Eckard Fischer Ingrid Fischer nee Baldauf Nina Kirdorf

11 Oral history – an interview  we made an interview with our family.  we asked our family about following aspects: family live family live growing up growing up family family brothers and sisters brothers and sisters childhood and treatment childhood and treatment birth place birth place living standard living standard education education how parents met how parents met new inventions?? new inventions??


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