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The Family A Sociological View
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What is a Family Family refers to a collection of people who have a commitment to each other and a unique identity with each other Marriage Ancestry adoption Affinity
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Social Construction of Families Our ideas about family are socially constructed. Societal treatment of families and groups influences characteristics of these families. Race/ethnicity Socioeconomic status Sexual orientation
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In mid 1800s the Civil War the rise of industrialization Growth of cities Freed Africans established communities of families. Large waves of immigrants.
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Societal Changes Early 1900s After 1950s
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Marriage Regulated by families, communities, and the larger society. It is a socially approved sexual union between two individuals that is undertaken with some idea of permanence.
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There are rules and guidelines on who can marry. Exogamy-outside your family (ex. incest taboo) Endogamy-inside your group, often based
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Unformatted text preview: on race, religion, class status, etc. – Heterosexual-most states do not recognize same-sex. Divorce 8.4 marriages out of 1000 4.0 divorces out of 1000 Does this mean approx. 50% of marriages end in divorce? Which early theorist saw class conflict as the main source of social change? a.Émile Durkheim b.Harriet Martineau c.Karl Marx d.Max Weber e.W. E. B. Du Bois The concept of “culture” as used by sociologists includes a. marriage customs and family life. b. the “higher things of the mind” such as art and literature. c. material goods made in factories. d. all of the above e. none of the above The idea that you should not cheat during this exam is an example of a a. norm. b. technology. c. social structure. d. material good. e. role. T F Most people at some point engage in behavior that could be considered deviant....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course SOC 2454 taught by Professor Childs,e. during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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