The Family - Equalatarian authority held or shared by both...

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The Family The Family is the oldest and the most important of the major social institutions. Social Functions of the Family: 1. Socialization (transmitting culture) 2. Sex and reproduction 3. Maintenance of the individual (material and emotionally) Family Forms: Family of Orientation - is the family into which an individual is born (mother, brother, etc.) Family of Procreation - is the family which the individual forms by getting married. Nuclear Family - Husband, wife., and their offspring. Extended Family - nuclear family plus everyone else to whom you consider yourself to be related. Endogamy - is the practicing of selecting a mate from within one's own group. (strongest-racial line; religion and social class) Exogamy -is the practice of selecting a mate oustide of one's group. Power and Authority in the Family: Patriarchy - authority in family is held by a male (decision - maker) Matriarchy - authority in family is held by a female. (Does not really exist)
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Unformatted text preview: Equalatarian- authority held or shared by both male and female. (direction U.S. society is going) Marriage Partners: Monogamy- one man to one woman Polygamy- multiple mates. Polygyny- one man to multiple wives (tendency of Islam) (preferred marriage form in most cultures) Polyandry- one woman to multiple husbands. Group Marriage - multiple men and women share the marital relationship (doesn't work) Family Residence Types: Patrilocal- newly married couple establish residence w/the husband's family of orientation. Matrilocal- newly married couple establish residence w/the wife's family of orientation. Neolocal- newly married couple establish a new residence seperate from both families of orientation. Family Descent: Patrilineal- descent is traced through the father's family. Matrilineal - descent is traced through the mother's family. Bilineal - descent is traced thur both father and mother's family....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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