Soci 101 Notes 10.16

Soci 101 Notes 10.16 - Matrilial descent - female side of...

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Family and Marriage Family - what is family? Blood relation Spouse and in-laws Anyone close People you grew up with People you feel connection with Shared life experience Adoption Financial dependents Function of family? Instill values Reproduction Social status Basic skills - socialization Protection Regulation of sexual behavior Nuclear Family Mom, Dad, Children Married couple White, middle class ideal Monogomy - many people say we are more of a serial monogamy Polygamy - Polygyny - multiple wives Polyandry - mulitple husbands Kinship Family does NOT equal kin group Bilateral descent - both sides of descendents are looked upon as equally valued Patrilinial descent - male side of family is line from which everything is determined
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Unformatted text preview: Matrilial descent - female side of family is line from which everything is determined Authority Patriarchy - Male dominated society Matriarchy - female dominated society Egalitarian - Family is a sense of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption, who share the primary responsibility for reproduction and caring for members of society Trends 1940 2010 Married Couples 84% 50% Non-family households 11% 33% Female-headed households 4% 13% Male-headed households 1% 4% Quite a transition - moved away from married couples being predominant form, but about to slip under 50%. Alternative forms are becoming more popular Women entering labor force, women being more educated...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Soci 101 Notes 10.16 - Matrilial descent - female side of...

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