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11607-family - Sociology 11/6/07 Chapter 14 "Family" Social...

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Sociology 11/6/07 Chapter 14 “Family” Definition of social institutions: o Accord. to K. Davis: a set of interwoven folkways, mores, and laws built around one or more functions. o Formal def.: an organized system of social relationships which embodies certain common values and procedures to meet certain basic needs of society 2 elements: o set of behavior norms o system of social relationships through which these norms are practiced. 2 types of functions of social institutions (sugg. by Robert Merton) *do not overlook dysfunction* o Manifest functions: those consequences that are intended and recognized by the participant in the system o Latent functions: those consequences which are neither intended nor recognized by the participant in the system Functions: those observed consequences that make for the adaptation or adjustment of a given system Dysfunctions: those observed consequences that lessen the adjustment or adaptation of the system Family : (accord to G. Murdock) a co-residential group that consists of a husband, wife,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sharma during the Fall '07 term at Rider.

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11607-family - Sociology 11/6/07 Chapter 14 "Family" Social...

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