1991 年 3 巻 3 号 p. 50-60,118
This paper attempts to integrate the method of social history into family sociology and to develop macroscopic and historical perspectives of family sociology, which seems to have been more interested in the microscopic aspects.
It is true that social history gives important effects to family sociology, but unfortunately there seems to be some confusion, because they differ in the way of defining “modernity” and family in modern times. This paper clarifies such confusion, and points out problems in the concept of the “modern family” used in the fields of family sociology, by using the results of historical study about the family in modern Japan. And then theoretical sophistication is suggested in order to apply the social historical approach to sociology.