Sociology Test 3

Sociology Test 3 - Sociology Test 3 (Ch. 11, 12, 15, 16)...

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Sociology Test 3 (Ch. 11, 12, 15, 16) 27/04/2008 16:16:00 Chapter 11- Family and Intimate Relations Family: Kinship grouping living together providing for rearing of children and other  needs  Relationships in which people live together with commitment, form an  economic unit and care for any young, and considered their identity to be  significantly attached to the group Provides affection- number one important role of family Child legitimacy- not as important today Family of Orientation- family into which one is born into Family of Procreation- family formed by a person having or adopting children Family Structure and Characteristics Kinship Family of orientation (extended or modified extended) o Extended Family- more than 2 generations (grandparents live with  parents and children) o Modified Extended- close connection to extended family o Nuclear Family- only parents and kids Dysfunction of a Nuclear Family Care not available 24/7 Extended family keeps family together Function- Mobility Move every 5-7 years Marriage- legally recognized arrangement that carries certain rights and obligations. Legal by states not constitution
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Establishes a system of descent so that kinship can be determined, no  marrying your sister Why do people get married?? In love Companionship and sex Children Social pressure Escape parents home Greater resources (MONEY!!!) Norms of Mate Selection Exogamy- must marry outside of group o US has more exogamous laws: Cannot marry your parents 3 states cannot marry your step parents EVERYONE has the parent exogamous law on them!! Endogamy- must marry within a group (i.e. age group, country, or religion) Homogeny- someone similar Broad Type of Mate Selection: Personal Choice- Romantic Appeal (highest divorce rate) Parental Choice Bride Purchase Bride Capture
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Types of Spouse Arrangement: Gamy- Number of spouses Monogamy is the only form of marriage sanctioned by law in the United  States o Pure- One Marriage o Serial or Progressive- Marriage after divorce Polygamy o Polygny- one man with more than one wife o Polyandry- one wife more than one husband, 4 societies use this o Polygyandry- all males of one family marry all females of one family  o US does not have true monogamy due to divorce are remarriage Average marriage last 7 years o Polygamy is more allowed around world but monogamy is more  practiced mainly due to economic reasons Newly Married Couples Living Neolocal- Independent from family Bilocal- Must live with family but it is couples choice which side of family they 
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