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11a_Family Family You can take notes in Word as you listen to the audio files. Be sure to save the page when you finish. Audio File (running time: 27:49) 1. Play this mp3 file from your audio folder Use this link only if you've transferred audio files to your computer from a CD . 2. Play this streaming REAL audio file You can listen to this lecture with your media player. 3. Download & play this mp3 file There are several ways of saving and accessing these downloads. Lecture part 1 Research by anthropologists, sociologists and historians shows that families have been the building blocks of all known societies. There have been different ways of organizing families, but there is one regularity in all of this diversity. What is it? CHILDREN ARE SOCIALIZED IN FAMILY UNITS. There have been some changes in the last 200 years or so. Before that, most families in most places were probably EXTENDED FAMILIES . In Western Europe, in the eighteenth century, the NUCLEAR started to be the dominant pattern. In the United States today, we are seeing that the nuclear family is DIMINISHING IN IMPORTANCE . I'll talk about three principal functions of families. The first function of families, traditionally, has been to provide economic support. How was that function different in the past? (I talked about economic production units and economic consumption units. Know the difference between the two.) FAMILIES USED TO BE PRODUCTION UNITS, NOW THEY ARE CONSUMPTION UNITS. The second function of the family is
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOCY 101 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '06 term at VCU.

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