ch 12 sociology notes - SOC 100 Ch. 12: Family and Aging...

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1 Lecture Outline I. Introduction to Family and Aging a. History/Evolution of the Family - unit that evolved because of the long period of maturation and dependence of humans b. Kinship II. Defining the Family a. Family: a group of two or more people related by ancestry, marriage or adoption who live together and form an economic unit. b. Basic divisions i. Family of orientation - family into which one is born and socialized ii. Family of procreation - family in which people create for themselves and procreate c. Structure i. Extended family - three generations or more ii. Nuclear family - 2 generations (parents and children) d. Marriage - a socially approved form of economic cooperation and sexual activity between 2 or more people i. Norms 1. Monogamy- typical form in modern industrial societies 2. Polygamy - multiple spouses a. polygyny- one husband and multiple wives(more common b/c of reproductive efficiency) b. polyandry - one wife and multiple husbands
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Fall '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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ch 12 sociology notes - SOC 100 Ch. 12: Family and Aging...

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