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The Family Chapter 12 Week 11
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The Family The Family Tree Family & Ethnicity Forming Families Parenting Family Transitions Violence in Families
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The Family Tree Families as Kinship Systems Family : the basic unit in society; traditionally  consists of 2 parents rearing their children but can  vary  Provides a sense of history 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
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The Family Tree Culture & Forms of the Family Families Fundamental cultural institutions Transfer of property Establish lines of succession Regulation of sexuality Legitimacy : social arrangements that ensure  men know what children they have produced.  
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