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Families of the Twenty-First Century: For Better, or Worse

an article by Florence Karlstrom and Dick Sheen

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Like the Tofflers, they see family diversity and pluralism as increasing in the 21st century. New social forms should be celebrated, not bewailed, say the authors. “For example, one creative change initiated in several locations in California is a cooperative designed as a new type of extended family. Nuclear families of various sizes combine to buy a large property that they subdivide into shared areas and privately owned units. Often single persons, couples, and larger families are incorporated into the same enterprise. Some meals, recreational activities and aspects of child-rearing are collective endeavors, yet many normal living routines are privately conducted. This . . . is an attempt to blend the advantages of single family living with cooperative arrangements, in patterns reminiscent of traditional communities of past generations.” Co-housing operates in a similar, but not identical, manner.

Co-housing operates in ways friendly to many European countries' philosophies, but antithetical to United States philosophies (except for non-mainstream groups like Quakers, etc.)
Co-housing operates in ways friendly to many European countries' philosophies, but antithetical to United States philosophies (except for non-mainstream groups like Quakers, etc.)

As part of the trend toward community enhancement, it can be observed that the attempts of such people and families are well-intentioned and on the right track. Unfortunately, they are also on the wrong track, for the following reasons:

The collectivist, welfare-state mindset
The collectivist, welfare-state mindset