CHAPTER 12 LEARNING OBJECTIVES, CHAPTER OUTLINE, AND EBOOK
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Family Forms and Changes
Describe some of the personal, practical, and cultural factors that affect our choice of a romantic or life
Define endogamy, exogamy, monogamy, and polygamy.
Describe the findings and theories of Bronislaw Malinowski and Talcott Parsons with regard to the role of
the family in society.
Define nuclear family and extended family.
Explain how divorce and remarriage rates and choices about having children have changed the notion of
the “traditional” family.
Keeping It in the Family: The Historical Divide between Public and Private
Describe the typical structure and functioning of a preindustrial family.
Define kinship networks.
Explain how the onset of the Industrial Revolution affected family structure, the division of domestic
labor, and the value placed on men’s and women’s work.
Explain how the ideal of the traditional family is not a timeless concept, but a recent development
rooted in a specific time and place.
Family and Work: A Not-So-Subtle Revolution
Describe the factors that brought about significant changes in the organization of work and family life
since the 1970s.
Describe some of the different findings about how having a working mother affects children and explain
how these findings are influenced by the types of questions asked.
A Feminist “Rethinking” of the Family
Explain how gender roles are learned in the family and how the family can be a battleground for power.
The Chore Wars: Supermom Battles the Laundry