General Sociology

The Family

Stages of •Courtship Family to marriage •Stage preparatoryLife

•Individual seeks to win consent •Taboos in the Philippines •Marriage between first cousins, kin up to fourth civil degree relationship •Premarital sexual relationship •Traditional Courtship •Young pairs should have chaperone •Serenading and visiting the girl in her house •Modern Courtship •Young people choose their mate •High technology
SS017/A11

Isidro, Maria Anna Mae S.

General Sociology

Western influence • Sacred to secular society • Urban Society • Norms are changing
• • •

Stages of Family Life
Young people choose a mate for themselves Criteria of choice is Physical attraction Parental influence is still strong

The Family

•A study by Medina •Shorter courtship periods •More intermarriages •Marriage arranged by non-relatives •Church wedding is much more prepared than Civil marriage

Isidro, Maria Anna Mae S.

SS017/A11

General Sociology

The Family

Social Change and The Filipino Family
• Social Changes in the Philippines • Geographical mobility • Increasing population • Industrialization and • Role of women • Mass media • Sacred familism to Secular familism

Isidro, Maria Anna Mae S.

SS017/A11

General Sociology

The Family

Social Change and The Filipino Family
• Filipino Family (David 1984)
• Increasing fragility of marriage • Loosening of family ties

• Analysis in the future of societies
• Modern industrial state • Cultural values will adjust to economic and political changes • Marital separation • Changing gender roles
Isidro, Maria Anna Mae S. SS017/A11

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