Autonomy and Dependence in the Family: Turkey and Sweden in by Rita Liljestrom

By Rita Liljestrom

What are the longer term clients of the trendy family members? for a very long time the typical picture within the West has been to work out the extended family, together with economically self sustaining spouses and their childrens, because the traditional final result of the modernization technique. because the hierarchies of patriarchal society vanish, a social order in keeping with equivalent and self sustaining contributors ready for self-realisation has been assumed. besides the fact that, excessive charges of divorce, frequently said family violence, youngsters left on their lonesome at an early age, don't harmonize rather well with this idealized photograph. severe research of kin order in international locations on the contrary edges of the ecu continent - Turkey and Sweden - methods those difficulties and makes an attempt to create a extra real looking photograph of relatives lifestyles within the smooth international.

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Yet, though important, religion is a part of the more encompassing culture and needs to be understood in those terms. , also create religion. Thus, religion may not be the major explanatory variable. For example, the traditional Turkish family is more similar to the traditional Greek family (with different religions) than to the traditional Indonesian family (with the same religion). As one moves away from the modern urban centres into rural areas in both Greece and Turkey, the family becomes more patriarchal, whereas in Indonesia as one moves away from the city centres, the family becomes less patriarchal.

Finally, Goregenli (1997) found collectivistic (relational) orientations mainly in the sharing of non-material resources among modern young groups in Turkey. New conceptualizations, based on research, point to possible combinations or syntheses of characteristics previously assumed to be incompatible. This is different from the individualistic achievement motivation commonly held out in psychology. (McClelland et. al. 1953). Socially oriented achievement motivation involves the exaltation of both the self and the in-group (family) with which the self is closely connected.

From the 1880s, when they began to organize, their associations fought against the grotesque division between married and unmarried women, and claimed majority status for MARRIED AND DEGRADED TO LEGAL MINORITY 43 the wives. But there were also women who defended the status quo, pointing to the sanctity of the marriage bond (Kyle 1987). The Twofold Aim of Educating Girls In Europe, the Enlightenment had introduced revolutionary ideas, not least concerning the role of knowledge and schools. Philosophers and educators developed theories on what kind of education would be of the greatest advantage to the progress of their countries.

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