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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13: Families, Kinship, and Marriage Family of Orientation: the family in which one is born and grows up in Family of Procreation: formed when one marries and has children • In the U.S. family of procreation(spouse and kids) is more important than orientation • In Brazil—orientation is more important Nuclear Family: • Impermanent • Lasts only as long as the parents and children remain together • Most people belong to at least 2 different nuclear families in their lives o Born into a family as children with parents o Then grow up get married and have their own kids o Divorce and remarriage would mean another • Most socieities—relationships with nuclear family is more important than with other kin • However—in some societies nuclear families are rare or nonexistent—Nayar o When families are sometimes unable to survive economically as nuclear family units—they come together with extended relatives and pool their resources and live together Extended Family Household: When an expanded family household includes three or more generations • Normally an adaptation due to poverty Neolocality:...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTHRCUL 101 taught by Professor Kirsch during the Summer '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Summer '08