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Unformatted text preview: Outline for Week 2 Family Basics- Two types of Families o Voluntary o Involuntary- Nuclear vs. Extended Family- Family Functions o Organization of survival needs o Socialization o Emotional Nurturance The Family in Western Culture- Up to about the 20 th century, American families were heavily framed by Judeo-Christian Culture- Old Testament Roots o Marriage: Procreation, social organization Having a wife (or multiple wives) seen as godly o Patriarchies- Romans o Roles of women and sex more progressive o Early Christians response: Aestheticism Relationship between man and God Anti-sex and carnal desires Church fully regulates family/marriage by 12 th century No divorce- Colonial America o Plymouth Godly Community Merrymount contradiction o Chesapeake Bay Social relations different: slaves, indentured servants, less women- 1700s Family o Mostly nuclear o Marriage: Family approval vs. family control o Women valued: labor, procreation- Trends bringing Social Change...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course SOC 351 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Fall '09 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '09