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Family Issues
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Family Issues Issue – unresolved conflict due to the simultaneous existence of both traditional and non-traditional norms and values in society due to social change
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Meanings of Marriage/Family Traditional 1. Marriage as sacred phenomenon Created/maintained by God/higher power Socially maintained by religious institutions Guidelines for conduct – religious teachings 1. Marriage as a social obligation Maintained by community Guidelines for conduct = conformity to social group wishes
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Meanings of Marriage/Family Modern 1.Marriage for individual growth/well-being Goal of individual happiness Guidelines for conduct = scientific knowledge (?)
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Family Organization Traditional – extended family form Power with elders – responsible for care of kin Geographical proximity of kin Orderly replacement – children socialized to be/do just like their parents
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Modern – pluralism – varied forms of family organization Varies over time and among individuals Result: free choice marriage based on love, increase in divorce, decrease in # of children Not new phenomena - occurs with greater frequency
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course SOCI 200 taught by Professor Bartolic during the Winter '11 term at The University of British Columbia.

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