Giddens: Global Revolution In Family And Personal Life

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There are a multitude of reasons that the American family is different from the “traditional family” of yesterday. The ways that these changes are influencing people are extremely positive but there will always be a negative person to point out that a few of them have the capacity to be harmful and unwanted. These changes in family are seen most noticeably in the West but are also making their way to the East as well, though at much slower rates. While reading the article “Global Revolution in Family and Personal Life”, it is noted that the author sees the American family as stronger than ever. Giddens shows that throughout history the family has continued to change and is better now than it ever was. The American traditional family …show more content…
They would argue that with the rising number of people separating or divorcing that the newer generations will never be able to work through real relationships and that if there are children involved they will be negatively affected. These naysayers would also assert that there is something wrong with couples who do not want or have children. In response to points like this Giddens gives other information that can be seen as viable reasons to believe the naysayers would be wrong in this …show more content…
Some relationships just do not work out as hoped so divorce is a good option, especially when kids are involved in a family that is falling apart. These people may care about each other, or not, but they will most likely be happier and in a better place to care for their children apart rather than together. In addition, now that people are paying less attention to being an economic unit they can focus more on family and understanding each other. These changes from the traditional American family are not making it deteriorate, but are instead changing it to make it stronger than it has ever

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