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Exam 1 Lecture Notes - SOCI 4610 Exam 1 Lecture Notes...

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SOCI 4610 Exam 1 Lecture Notes 19 January 2011 I. Define Family a. A group of people b. Support system c. People you go to for advice/help d. People who go to your for advice/help II. 2 Definitions of family a. Public: family as in institution, role in society b. Private: provide emotional support, bonding III. Family of procreation a. You, your spouse, any family you create together IV. Family of orientation a. Family in which you were raised V. Social Family a. People you call family based on social connections b. Can include your spouse, etc. c. Whoever you want to include d. Focus on private/emotional side e. Can be big or small 21 January 2011 I. Family in Decline a. 2 main constants: change and diverse, economy/fragile b. Diverse depending on social class and economy II. Agriculture a. Important time for family creation b. Settle down, work together to achieve c. Matriarchical or patriarchical d. Created for survival e. Systems had rules i. Incest was taboo, genetic problems f. Family is at the center of society III. Colonial Times a. Native Americans i. Center lives around kinship ii. Share and produce resources together iii. No concept of individualism iv. No concept of land belonging to only one person 1. Caused issue with Europeans b. Europeans i. Agrarian based societies
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ii. Patriarchical iii. Defined family as a group of people who live in the same house (not blood) iv. Marriage was about production, not love v. Children were considered adults in training 1. Work on farm by age 6 2. Different idea of childhood a. Infancy: still dependent on mother (5-6 years) b. Childhood: 6-20 years c. Adulthood: married, leave house vi. Privacy: not a big deal 1. Slept in same room vii. Women cared for children and farmed c. African Americans i. Brought over as slaves ii. No idea of family based on marriage iii. Centered on children and whoever can care for the child in the case of being split up iv. Women utilized each other since men were sent away v. Co-parenting and god parents vi. Complex ways of naming children to keep track of blood lines d. Middle class: not like modern middle class IV. The Industrial Revolution a. 4 Major Changes i. Separation of home and work 1. Going to factory jobs in the city 2. Men worked, wives stayed home 3. Single women worked in factories 4. High class children did not work 5. No child labor laws 6. Defined roles of men and women 7. Change in definition of family nuclear family ii. Reduction of household to nuclear core iii. Fall in marital fertility 1. Having less kids 2. Birth control 3. Mostly in higher classes where children don’t need to work iv. Extended residence of children 1. Marriage shifts focus more on love 2. Most important bond between mother and child 3. Children live with parents longer 4. Children have a childhood 5. Shift in what children did go to school V. Lower Class
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a. Makes middle class possible b. Took over roles middle class did not want c. Took away childhood of lower class d. Kids went to work, not school
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCI 3100 taught by Professor Grant during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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Exam 1 Lecture Notes - SOCI 4610 Exam 1 Lecture Notes...

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