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final notes - Chapter 11: Family 1. Family 2. Family 3....

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Chapter 11: Family 1. Family is a social institution 2. Family is difficult to define 3. Family - a group of kin united by blood, marriage, or adoption who shares a common residence for some part of their lives and assume reciprocal rights and obligations with regard to one another. 4. Family vs. household % Household is people that live together (not married) % Dad in Iraq with a wife and kids at home is a family, but dad is not part of household 5. Nuclear/extended household % Nuclear family - husband and wife with kids % You can have one without kids too % Single mom with kids is also nuclear % Extended % Anything outside of the nuclear structure % Wife's mother gets sick and invites her to live with them % The way we do everyday life is extended family % We contact them a lot 6. Family of orientation/procreation % Orientation - you came from your parents % Procreation - family you produce yourself by having kids 7. Marriage rules % Monogamy - can't marry 2 people at once % Serial monogamy - you can marry one person at one time; but if you divorce or they die, you can marry someone else % Polygamy (polygyny) - men are allowed to marry more than one woman % Polyandry - like a business; all of the wives take care of different things % Not popular % Group marriage - try to share everything % Not popular % One that survived - Onada commune 8. Descent (patri-, matrilineal, bi-lateral) % Most people say we belong to both 9. Endogamy - marrying within your race, religion, etc.
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10. Exogamy - marrying outside of your race, religion, etc. 11. Can't marry your first cousins in most places 12. Arranged marriage vs. romantic marriage 13. Matrilineal cross-cousin marriage 14. Theories on Family: housework-functionalist view of family: family is universal-there is no society without family, no matter how primitive a society is--- may not be in the same shape in terms of household -two types of family: orientation- family you are born into//procreation- family you make (kids)-Function-reason for existence—family has a reason to exist in every society-5 functions:-economic corporation/support- parents share income, shelter, and do stuff together. .and kids are dependent on their parents income—without family small children cannot survive-socialization- without family children do not learn how to walk, speak—we need to have family to teach skills to children -affection/emotional support-you need to be loved my somebody- usually a family member -sexual regulation- family is a very affective device to control sexual drive-reproduction/social placement- we need family for reproduction—when women have children they need someone to protect the children, they need a father figure- Complimentary needs for the division of labor by gender—functionalist think that everyone is unique from each other-men and women are born and raised in different ways—excel in different ways-women NEED the income from the husband//men NEED the children and housework taken
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