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Sociology of the FamilySociologists define family as two or more people, related either by birth or through socialcommitment, who share resources, care for any dependents and maintain a close emotionalrelationshipWho is Family?Families can take on many forms. Who could be part of a family?What do Families do?Family is a key social institution. What does social institution mean? The major arenas of sociallife in which durable routines and patterns of behavior take placeWhat routines and patterns of behavior do you see in your “home” family?What is kinship? ~ Family bonds
Social Functions of the FamilyWith regards to sociology, what is most important about a family is less the form they take thanthe roles they play in society.Social StabilityMaterial AidDescent and InheritanceCare and Socialization of DependentsEmotional Support
Global Variations in Marriage and FamilyFamilies are different in a variety of ways:1. Family Networks

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Term
Fall
Professor
Brooke Bolton
Tags
Nuclear family, Family Networks

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