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Unformatted text preview: • Support-ongoing-voluntary • Intimacy • Blood relations=consanguineous ties • Could be gradual process • Mutual dependency OUT (groups you would not consider a family) • Need mutual recognition • On again, off again • No blood, emotional, or legal ties • Distant blood relations Family is an individual word and is different to everyone Two definitions of the family • Private families o Two or more o Intimate relationship o Expected to last indefinitely o Same household o Pool their incomes and household labor • Public families o Adults o Dependents o Care function • People marry people who are similar to them • Dramatic income inequality causes social consequences...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course SOC 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '08