Unit Two Family - Unit Two Family The Family Basic Concepts Family is a social institution that unites people in cooperative groups to oversee the

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Unit Two: Family The Family: Basic Concepts: Family is a social institution that unites people in cooperative groups to oversee the bearing and raising of children; socialization and gender socialization begin here Kinship – a social bond based on blood, marriage or adoption Family Unit – two or more people who are related by blood, adoption, marriage or some other form of extended commitment and who reside together Nuclear Family – 31.9% in Canada: one to two parents and their unmarried children ( Standard North American Family) Extended Family – nuclear family plus other kin; immigrant and first nation families Endogamy – marriage between people of the dame social category Exogamy – marriage between people of different social categories Consanguine Marriage – extreme form in which blood relatives marry each other Marriage – approved marital arrangements in a society; each society established norms based on endogamy and exogamy to establish who is best to marry whom Propinquity – spatial proximity Homogamy – people marry those like themselves regarding religion, ethnicity, education (preference, not a rule) Heterogamy – marriage between people who are dissimilar in some important regard such as religion, ethnicity, social class, personality or age. (preference) – personal choice is guided
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