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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 12 – Marriage and Family ♦ Marriage and Family in Global Perspective Family – people who consider themselves related by blood, marriage, or adoption Household – people who occupy the same housing unit Family of Orientation – family in which a person grows up with Family of Procreation – family formed when a couple’s first child is born Endogamy – practice of marrying within one’s own group (interracial marriages prohibited) Exogamy – practice of marrying outside one’s own group (incest prohibited) System of Descent – the way people trace kinship over generations Bilineal System – counts both the mother’s and father’s sides of the family, inheritance passed to both males and females Patrilineal System – tracing descent only on the father’s side, inheritance passed only to males Matrilineal System – tracing descent only on the mother’s side, inheritance passed only to females Egalitarian – authority equally divided between people or groups (husband and wife)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Sturm,robertarth during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.
- Spring '08