Sept 10 The Social Construction of Family & Close Relationships

Sept 10 The Social Construction of Family & Close Relationships

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The Social Construction of Family & Close  Relationships September 10 th , 2007
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Social Constructionism *Introduced in 1966 in Berger & Luckmann’s The Social Construction of Reality Components of Constructionism -Cognitive socialization -Social Reality -Subjectivity Intersubjectivity Objectivity -Historical/Cultural Variability
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Objectivism Components of Objectivism -Reification -Universalism
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Malinowskian Functionalism Bronislaw Malinowski - The Family Among the Australian Aborigines (1913) Structural-Functionalism The Nurturance Function & It’s Consequences -Bounded Family Units -Family Spaces/“The Home” -Emotional Bonds
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The Social Variability of “Family” Zinacantecos of southern Mexico -No concept of a distinct family unit Mundurucu of South America -No places devoted to family life Modern Zambians, Cheyenne Indians, and Marquesan Islanders -Absence of parent-child emotional bonds The Nuclear family form vs. Kingroups
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Monogamy and Its Discontents
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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