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CPSY 428 4/30/07 Analyzing The Glass Castle Family Before analyzing the dynamics and issues that the Walls’ faced as a family, it is helpful to provide definitions of what family can be. The US Census Bureau (n. d.) defines family as “to or more people who share a household, that is, reside together, and who are related by blood marriage or adoption;” Burgess and Locke (n. d.) define it as “any group in which there is a close face to face relationship and people communicate with one another as whole human beings;” and Lamanna and Reidmann (2006) define family as, sexually expressive or parent-child or other kin relationship in which people – usually related by ancestry, marriage or adoption form an economic unit and care for any young, consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group, or commit to maintaining that group over time. (as cited in Connor, 2006) Lamanna and Reidmann (2003) further explain the differences between nuclear and extended family; a nuclear family is a group composed of a husband, wife, and their children, whereas an extended family is composed of relatives other than parents and their children including aunts, uncles, and cousins. Rex, Rosemary, Lori, Jeanette, Brian,
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course CPSY 428 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '07 term at St. Cloud.

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