Family Review (2of8)

Family Review (2of8) - Chris Kokkinis American Pluralism...

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Chris Kokkinis American Pluralism UGC 211 “Family” Readings February 5, 2007 The idea of family, on the surface, can seem like a simple idea. For me personally, the word brings up thoughts of my father, mother, brother, and sister. However, when we consider a little more deeply what it signifies and is symbolized by in terms of culture, economics, values, and social class, the word family becomes more difficult to dissect. Judy Aulette in “Changing American Families”, unpacks the research of many studies to depict how stratified the typical American family can be. She looks at the varying aspects of family habits in terms of race, economic standing, and social class. She even describes the differences between men and women within the family unit. Her portrayal begins with showing the heavy emphasis of handling wealth and social standing for upper-class families. There is a great importance, according to Aulette, placed on maintaining a system of inequality and a well-grounded barrier between this class and the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course UGC 211 taught by Professor Bramen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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Family Review (2of8) - Chris Kokkinis American Pluralism...

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