This book is a sociological study of the institution of marriage in all its possible forms and a discussion of family and of kinship.
What were marriage and the family in the "dim red dawn of man"? How have they changed and evolved? What is their probable future? This clear and comprehensive book, written by a leading sociologist, answers these questions with a wealth of material, from a thoroughly modern point of view, and without traditional prejudices.
Table of Contents
I. Survey of the General Sequence of Geneonomic Phases II. Prehistory: The Earliest Times III. The Early Tribal Phase IV. The Full Tribal or High Kinship Phase V. The Late Kinship Phase VI. The Early Family Phase VII. The Full Familial Phase (In Antiquity) VIII. The Late Family Phase (In antiquity) IX. The Sequence of Geneonomic Phases Among Teutonic Peoples X. The Late Family Phase in Modern Times (Nineteenth Century) XI. The Early Individual or Personal Phase (Twentieth Century) XII. Sociological Interactions
Franz Carl Müller-Lyer, born Francis Xavier Hermann Müller (5 February 1857 - 29 October 1916) was a German psychologist and sociologist. The Müller-Lyer illusion is named after him.
Müller-Lyer was born in Baden-Baden. He studied medicine at the Universities of Strasbourg, Bonn, and Leipzig. He also studied psychology and sociology at the Universities of Berlin, Vienna, Paris and London.
In 1888 he entered into private practice in Munich.