Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Societal Complexity and Family Structure, Functionality and Influence

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of International Journal of Comparative Sociology
For more content, see Comparative Sociology.

This paper examines the relationship between complexity of societies and extended familism in the light of Nimkoff and Middleton's (1960) comparison between modern industrial society and simpler hunter and gathering societies. Comparisons are drawn between Nimkoff and Middleton's description of industrial society and the Parsonian structural-functionalist viewpoint. The adequacy of both approaches is evaluated within the context of Australian, European and British experience. Conclusions are drawn concerning those factors influencing a fluidity in family lifestyles, in the family's role and the nature of a household.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    International Journal of Comparative Sociology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation