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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid October 17, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Course updates n The family as social institution n Marriage in American society n Assignment for 10/19/11
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The family as social institution n Universality across societies: Ø Primary group Ø Basis of households (shared residence) Ø Care and socialization of young children n Variability across societies: Ø Cultural norms Ø Life cycles Ø Susceptibility to social change Ø Example: in 1950, 70% of American families were made up of father as income earner, mother as homemaker, and children; in 1989, the proportion was 11%
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Functions of the family q Socialization of children q Economic functions (production, consumption) q Social functions q Social class placement of children q Expressive function
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Marriage as a social institution q Work of Andrew Cherlin Ø “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage” Ø Journal of Marriage and Family , 2004 q Reminder: Ø Social institutions:
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SYG 3002 taught by Professor Adouglaskencaid during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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