sociology1101 - What Do Families Do? Four functions of...

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What Do Families Do? Four functions of families o Procreation o Socialization o Sexual regulation o Economic production and consumption Family Arrangements Conjugal vs. Consanguine arrangements o Conjugal – family of procreation o Consanguine – family of orientation (blood-relations) Nuclear, sub-nuclear, and extended families Lines of descent Matrilineal – descent traced through mother’s family Patrilineal – descent traced through father’s family Bilineal/Bilateral – descent traced through both Marriage Endogamy (marriage w/in own group) vs. Exogamy (marriage outside own group) Conjugal relationships o Monogamy o Polygamy Polyandry Polygyny Group Mate Selection Instrumental reasons: wealth and social advantage Romantic reasons o Creation of romantic “love” as a reason for marriage Social aspects of mate selection Child and arranged marriages Seclusion of women Adult supervision of interaction Informal group pressure to select the “right” mate
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MARRIAGE Success and failure Increased rate of divorce from the 1950s
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