Interactions bt parents and children more emotional and intense The period of

Interactions bt parents and children more emotional

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-Interactions b/t parents and children more emotional and intense. -The period of parenting is becoming longer, with young adulthood being extended by more years of education. The Family diversity- Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. Race= a group of people believed to share common descent, based on perceived innate physical similarities. (skin, features) -reflects perceived biological differences. -family and family interactions are the first site of racial self-awareness. Ethnicity= a group of people with a common cultural identification, based on a common language, religion, ancestral origin, or traditional practices Racial Ethnicity= an ethnic group perceived to share physical characteristics. -using the term “African American (ethnic) and Black (racial) interchangeably. -Saying a woman “looks Latina”. Racial/Ethnic Minority Group= a racial or ethnic group that occupies a subordinate status in society. *Problem in U.S. census.
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U.S. structured around 5 racial-ethnic groups. -African Americans -Blacks -Hispanics -Asian and Pacific Islanders -Native Americans -non Hispanic whites Roles of marriage and extended family vary across racial-ethnic groups. African-American Families Greater % of single-parent families than any other group. -72% of Black children are born to unmarried mothers -more than ½ of all black family households are headed by a single parent. Explaining the Trends Not due to differential morals, values, or proclivities toward marriage, parenting, etc. Institutional racism/legacy of slavery -blacks are more disadvantaged economically -shortage of men: -for every 3 unmarried women, there is 1 man w/ earnings above the poverty line. -mass incarceration of Black men and efforts of drug & violence. Urban poverty/Residential segregation: -creation of residential segregation through formal and informal practices (redlining and preferential 9/20/16 Families and Social Class: Theories Theories of social class Consensus/functionalist- social inequality is necessary. Davis & Moore (1945) -some jobs more difficult than others. -unequal rewards motivate individuals to strive for best job they can. -social class is continuum. Conflict- (MARX) inequality is result of economic exploitation (the labor of some people produces the wealth that is controlled by others) Class division is not determined by skill or talent – people who own and control property have resources and power over those who do not. Social class not on continuum. WEBER- class inequality is explained through opportunities available to individuals (life chances)
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-those with few material resources have low life chances. -explains how social class works within families- parents’ resources affect life chances of children.
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