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Sociology 1101 Concept List/Outline Exam #3I.Family (Chapter 12, Lecture 15)a.What is the family? i.US Census definition they define family as two or more individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption living in the same household.ii.Sociological definition A family is defined as a social group whose members are bound by legal, biological, or emotional ties, or a combination of all three.iii.Extended family is a large group of kin, defined as relatives or relation usually related by common descent. They usually include at least three generations living either in one household or in close proximityiv.Nuclear family is a set of parents with one or more child living in a single household. Variations on the nuclear family might include single parent families, blended families, same-sex parents, cohabitating but unmarried parents. Etc. v.Fictive kinb.Sociological perspectives on familiesi.Structural functionalism Family performs necessary functions such as the socialization of children, that help society run smoothly and maintain social order.ii.Conflict theory Family is a site of various forms of stratification and can produce and reproduce inequalities based on these statusesiii.Symbolic interactionism Family is a social construction; it is created, changed, and maintained in interactionc.Mate selectioni.Homogamy means “like marries like” and is demonstrated by the fact that we tend to choose mates who are like us in class, race, ethnicity, age, religion, education, and even levels of attractiveness.ii.Endogamy refers to marriage to someone within one’s social group (such as race, ethnicity, class, education, religion. Etc.)iii.Exogamy refers to marriage to someone from a different social groupiv.Propinquity is the tendency to marry or have relationships with people in close geographic proximityv.Monogamy the practice of marrying (or being in relationship with) one person ata time, is still considered the only legal form of marriage in modern western culturevi.Polygamy a system or marriage that allows people to have more than one spouse at a timevii.Polygynyviii.Polyandryix.Polyamory

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