yg21 - Chapter 12 Week 11 The Family Tree  Family...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Week 11 The Family Tree  Family & Ethnicity  Forming Families  Parenting  Family Transitions  Violence in Families Families as Kinship Systems Family : the basic unit in society; traditionally consists of 2 parents rearing their children but can vary Kinship systems : social systems that locate individuals by reference to their families, that is by common biological ancestry, legal marriage, or adoption Types of descent: Matrilineal : tracing one’s ancestry through the mother Patrilineal : tracing one’s ancestry through the father Bilineal : tracing one’s ancestry through both parents Culture & Forms of the Family Legitimacy : social arrangements that ensure men know what children they have produced. Families then bear the economic & emotional burden of raising only the children that belong to them Monogamy...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Joos during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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