SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 - SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 Family Nuclear Family:...

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SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 Family Nuclear Family: nucleus or core upon which larger family groups are built Extended Family: includes relatives that live in the home with the core family ex: (grandparents, aunts, uncles) - Family is a macro-structure that organizes us. - Post WWII: lateral extended family declined, lineal extended family increased - American Indians and Tribal connections: often live together, considered family but are not blood related Households of 1-2 on the rise, 3-more are decreasing (real-estate problems, population) Marriage Monogamy: Serial monogamy: one spouse at a time, but several spouses in a lifetime (death, divorce) Polygamy: allows an individual to have several husbands or wives at the same time Polygyny: man w/ 1+ women Polyandry: woman w/ 1+ men Families are socially constructed/defined - meanings and definitions change over time, or according to culture o Same sex/interracial marriage, polygamy, etc. o Institutions/complex social structures that pattern essential human activity, influence distribution of power, generate stability, and can be enacted upon. Kinship:
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SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 - SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 Family Nuclear Family:...

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