Sep. 6 Lecture - Historical and Anthropological Perspective...

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05/07/09 1 Historical and Anthropological Perspective of Families Anthropologist study animal group behavior to make generalizations about early family forms.
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05/07/09 2 For a biologist, despite diversity in particulars across the species, “family” always has elements of 1. A dependent off-spring 2. One (usually the mother) or more adult caretakers
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05/07/09 3 Family structure is influenced by ecological forces: Solitary vs group-living The type of group (relatives or non-relatives The mating system
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05/07/09 4 Inheritance patterns across cultures are affected by family forms. Inheritance tends to be male-biased Men tend to remarry more often than women
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05/07/09 5 When societies lack rules of inheritance, suggesting that there is little to inherit, men typically do not exchange goods for women More commonly exchange women than goods
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05/07/09 6 When is infanticide not pathological, but adaptive? When resources are scarce If the child is likely to be unsuccessful Deformed or seriously ill newborn are killed most often---- bad omen
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05/07/09 7 Polygamy Being legally married to more than one spouse at the same time Practiced in the United States by some groups until 1862 Still practiced in many parts of the world
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05/07/09 8 Forms of Polygamy Polygyny One man with more than one wife
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05/07/09 9 Polyandry One woman with more than one husband Less common than polygny
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05/07/09 10 Monogamy One person with one spouse The most common family form world wide
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05/07/09 11 WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD’S FAMILIES? Despite a changing world with family variations within societies, in many respects the experience of living in a family is basically the same in all cultures.
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05/07/09 12 Societies differ from culture. A society is a group of people organized
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Sep. 6 Lecture - Historical and Anthropological Perspective...

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