Civil Society In Western Civilization

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Jordan Polito History Morrow December 13, 2011 Civil Society in Western Civilization A civil society is made up of the many voluntary social and marriage relationships as well as many organizations and institutions that make up our world today. Together, state, market, and civil society constitute the entirety of a society, and the relations between these components determine the character of a society and its structure. In 2010 married couples dropped below half of all households for the first time in American history. According to the Census Bureau, married couples represented just 48 percent of American households, far below the 78 percent of households occupied by married couples in 1950 (nas.org). In our civil society today, there are many, many different kinds of cultures that each person lives in every day. Some of those cultures include a “Western Civilization Culture.” In this type of culture, these people are very interested in religion (especially Christianity), artistic, philosophic, literary, and legal themes and traditions. The many heritages that practice this culture include Latin, Celtic, Germanic, and Hellenic ethic or linguistic groups. These religions that practice this western civilization culture help our understanding of how the western culture was hundreds of years ago. In conclusion, the western civilization people from the past hundreds of years have made a huge impact on our society today and the way things are done in our life. This culture has created many families, and has brought even more families closer together. When these people in our society, practice these methods of their culture, they make us realize how big a part of arts, crafts, music, philosophy, and religion play in our lives

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