The Family - b. Polygamy i. Polygyny (1 male, multiple...

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The Family 1. U.S. census bureau defines a family as “a group of two or more people (one of whom is a householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including subfamily economic property, sexual access among the adults, and a sense of commitment members are considered as members of a family. 2. Sociological definition: those sharing economic property, sexual access among the adults, and a sense of commitment among members. ( would include same-sex couples as a family) 3. Types of family a. Family of orientation(where you grow up/socialize)—family of procreation(where the family starts/gives birth) b. Patriarchy-matriarchy-egalitarian c. Patralineal-matralineal-bi-lineal (your lineage—where you trace it through) d. Patrilocal-matrilocal-bi-local (whom you live with) 4. Types of marriages a. Monogamy
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Unformatted text preview: b. Polygamy i. Polygyny (1 male, multiple females) ii. Polyandry ( 1 female, multiple males) 5. Theoretical perspectives a. Symbolic interactionism i. Develop our nation of self ii. Identity formation iii. Creation of roles b. Structural-functionalism i. Sexual regulation ii. Reproduction and replacement iii. Socialization iv. Emotional support and protection v. Status assignment c. Conflict theory i. Struggle for power ii. Economic considerations iii. Roles as dominant and subordinate 6. Divorce a. 37-40% projections…50% are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, great Britain, all have higher rates of divorce b. Children of divorce marry younger and divorce more c. Highest divorce rate in west, lowest in north east d. 2/3 of married people say they are happily married...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Rosenblaum during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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