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FAMILY Student Copy - Families SOCI 200 Spring 2007...

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Families SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Definition of a Family A group of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption living together (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990) Two or more people who live in the same household (usually), share a common emotional bond, and perform certain interrelated social tasks (Spradley, 1997)
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Definition of a Family Kinship tie: Connection between individuals, established either through marriage or lines of descent (mother, father, offspring, grandparents, etc). Marriage: socially acknowledged and approved sexual relationship between two adult individuals.
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Types of Families:  NUCLEAR: Husband, wife and children EXTENDED: (Multigenerational) Family Three generations (grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc.) SINGLE PARENT: Single parent with children BLENDED FAMILY Remarriage family Divorced or widowed person with children marries someone who with children COMMUNAL People who choose to live together as an extended family group; Association is social-value oriented
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 200m taught by Professor Albright during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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