Sep. 4 Lecture - Historical and Anthropological Perspective...

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05/12/09 1 Historical and Anthropological Perspective of Families Anthropologist study animal group behavior to
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05/12/09 2 Polygamy Being legally married Practiced in the United States by some Still practiced in many parts of the world
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05/12/09 3 Forms of Polygamy Polygyny
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05/12/09 4 Polyandry Less common than
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05/12/09 5 Monogamy One person with one spouse The most common family form world wide
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05/12/09 6 WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD’S FAMILIES? Despite a changing world with family variations within societies,
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05/12/09 7 Societies differ from culture. A society is a Culture refers to
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05/12/09 8 Many societies are Males are the heirs to the family property Distribution of property in a patrilineal society vary from culture to culture
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05/12/09 9 Matrilineal societies Properties and authority Not as common as the
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10 Individualistic Societies Collective Societies 1. Foster independence and individual achievement 1. Foster interdependence and group success 2. Promote self-expression, individual thinking, personal choice 2. Promoting adherence to norms, respect for authority/elders, group consensus. 3. Associated with egalitarian relationships and flexibility in roles 3. Associated with stable, hierarchical roles (dependent on gender, family background, age) 4. Understand the physical world as knowable apart from its meaning for human life. 4.
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