Social Capital In Romania At The Beginning Of The Millennium – Bogdan VOICU

SOCIAL CAPITAL IN ROMANIA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MILLENNIUM

Romanian edition. Original title: CAPITAL SOCIAL IN ROMANIA INCEPUTULUI DE MILENIU

Bogdan VOICU

LUMENCopyright © 2010 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 172          LANGUAGE: Romanian

ISBN: 978-973-166-240-4


Description:

Let’s imagine an ordinary man. If he were born around 1550, in Europe, the man in question would have at least 3-4 brothers and a handful of cousins. Let’s say he had no noble rank. He would have lived with his parents for a while, then, most likely between the ages of 17 and 22, would have married. He would have lived either in the house of his parents, or in the house of his wife’s parents, or in a house nearby, quite likely even in the courtyard of his parents’ house. He would have had many opportunities to interact with his many cousins, brothers and sisters. He would have made at least 3-4 children quickly. His life would not have been long. By the time he was 50, he would have been old, if he had gotten so old. In his old age, the family would have taken care of him. At that time he would certainly have had a handful of grandchildren, and his first children would have already had their families. In principle, interactions with people other than relatives would have been quite rare: trapped in such a large family, he would have lacked the physical time to interact often with his friends. However, in some parts of the continent, this would not have prevented him from spending a few hours a week with them: at the local pub, if he were a man, in less public spaces, if he were a woman.   (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • social capital
  • postmodern family
  • lifestyle

Author: Editura LUMEN