How the English legal system altered the family and created individualism.
The effects of feudalism on the family system; impartible inheritance, primogeniture
and the similarities between England and Japan in terms of single heir inheritance;
the absolute right to do what one likes with property and the effects of this
on children; no automatic right of inheritance. This is the opposite of peasant
societies such as Nepal where there are rights at birth and children cannot
assume anything. Hence diffused insecurity, need to win parentís love, which
may be one of the things behind capitalism. Younger sons go off, so there
is high social and geographical mobility.