Topic 16-Family

Topic 16-Family - April 8, 2008 I. Topic 16 Family A. What...

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April 8, 2008 I. Topic 16 Family A. What is the family? 1. We think of it at two levels a. Macro-institutions b. micro-the group 2. Textbook definition of the family- a group whose members are related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption and live together, cooperate economically, and care for the young a. Important factors: a. kinship b. care of children B. The functional view 1. Functions of the family- the macro view a. Reproduction b. Socialization c. Emotional security, (protection), personal gratification d. Status, group assignment e. Regulation of sexual behavior f. Social control C. The Conflict View 1. The family is a class society, in miniature. 2 classes a. Male b. female D.Courtship 1. Romantic love 2. Homogamy 3. Theory of complementary needs 4. Exchange theory E. Marriage 1. Date on marriage:
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a. Most people get married(90% by age 50) b. Age at Marriage has increased c. Rates of remarriage after divorce are very high d. It is traditional, expected thing to do e. People think that it will make them happy f. Its increases both financial and psychological well-being
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Topic 16-Family - April 8, 2008 I. Topic 16 Family A. What...

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