Week 1 Lecture 2(1)

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1-1 Week 1: Lecture 2 Sociology 169 Changing Family Forms Professor Silverstein 1-1
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1-2 The Sociological Lens n Family as more than interpersonal relationships As a social institution u As guided by social norms u As formed by social roles u As it fits into the social structure n Problematize families: questions common assumptions
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1-3 Sociological Perspective on the Family n Sociologists study the family as a social institution u Roles, rules, and responsibilities that define family relations (e.g., women as “kin-keepers”) u Important external forces that shape family structure and function (e.g., the economy and the state). u Consequences of family change (e.g., the well- being of children) u Long-term “health” of the family in American society (e.g., trends in domestic violence).
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1-4 How Sociologists Look at the Diversity of Families u Objectively collect and analyze data by using various scientific methods and tools t Random samples and surveys t Census data t Documents and media t In-depth interviews t Observational study
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1-5 National Surveys of Families
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