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socl EXAM 4 - SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 NOTES Marriage and Family...

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Unformatted text preview: SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 NOTES Marriage and Family Every society has rules. The family is also a way to provide for various people who are dependent and cant take care of themselves (children, elderly people, and people who are physically disabled.) In most societies the primary duties fall on the family for taking care of these people. The family is also first in line of different agents of socialization. The family teaches young people things they need to know to become part of the society. The family is the oldest form of socialization that we know of. Long ago government societies were organized according to families or clans. Most of us will have two forms of families in our life times Family of Origin- the family we are born in primarily consist of our parents and siblings. Some societies include grandparents ( who we live with). Family of Procreation-when we get married and have children ourselves. Some of the rules about families: o Society places rules on who we can marry and how many we can marry Lines of Decent- o Patrilineal societies- the line of decent follows from father to son. (usually determines inheritance) Ex : The old Testament is full of different family trees. Almost all of these have names of men (rare you will find a womens name). o Matrilineal Societies- the line of decent from mother to daughter. (majority are Native American) o Bilineal Societies- the line of decent of males is figured from father to son and the line of decent of females is figured from daughter to mother. However societies do it this line of decent is usually strongly connected to inheritance (ex: family property). That is why societies have rules about incest (not because of the dangers it causes biologically, but because it screws up the line of decent). Rules of incest are about who we can marry- Endogamy -rules that say you have to marry within a certain group. o In some societies you would have to marry within your own clan. o Can be racial, religious, etc. Percentage of Races in the U.S o-Non Hispanic or white 69% (is the biggest group) o-African America- 12.7 % o-Hispanic- 13.2 % o-Asian American 6% o-Native American-1% *Table for Men-This is a table of men who married outside of their race. Men 1990 2000 N.H White 3.0 4.0 African American 8.3 14.2 Native American 58.8 57.8 Asian American 50.2 45.3 Hispanic 35.3 31.9 Women N.H White 3.1 4.3 African American 3.3 5.0 Native American 60.3 58.5 Asian American 58.3 59.6 Hispanic 34.2 30.7 The reason for the whites being so big is because they are the biggest race so it will happen most often in this race....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course BIOL 1201 taught by Professor Wishtichusen during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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socl EXAM 4 - SOCIOLOGY EXAM 4 NOTES Marriage and Family...

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