HDFS 120 Ch1 - INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES-HDFS...

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INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES-HDFS Dr. Robin L. Jarrett LECTURE 1 - MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES OVER TIME I. Suggestions for Preparing for the Weekly Lecture II. Perspectives on Families A. Critical B. Interdisciplinary 1. Anthropology 2. History 3. Psychology 4. Sociology C. Factors Influencing the Nature of Family Life 1. History 2. Social Class 3. Race/Ethnicity 4. Life Cycle 5. Gender 6. Context 7. Culture II. Movie: “Homeward Bound” (Follow study questions) SOME COMMON MYTHS ABOUT THE FAMILY 1. UNIVERSALITY OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY 2. MYTH OF FAMILY HARMONY 3. MYTH OF THE IDEALIZED NUCLEAR FAMILY OF THE 1950'S 4. SELF-RELIANT TRADITIONAL FAMILIES 5. NATURALNESS OF MALE-FEMALE SPHERES 6. UNSTABLE, ETHNIC GROUP FAMILIES VALUE OF LOOKING OBJECTIVELY AT FAMILY LIFE DEFINITION OF FAMILY Traditional * Legal contract * Legal age * Live together * Related by blood, marriage, adoption
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ALTERNATIVE DEFINITION * Stable group * Related or unrelated
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HDFS 120 taught by Professor Jarrett during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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HDFS 120 Ch1 - INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES-HDFS...

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