Egalitarian relationship A relationship where all members of the relationship

Egalitarian relationship a relationship where all

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Egalitarian relationship → A relationship where all members of the relationship share more or less equally in performing required tasks. In the case of intimate relationships, this includes sharing household chores, including child or elder care Conjugal family → A family consisting of a relatively autonomous married couple (and their children) able to seek its fortune outside the parental household. Cohabitation → The act of an unmarried straight or gay couple living together. Serial relationships → A pattern of having repeated, short-term intimate relationships with other adults. Care work → All types of caring for other people, typically in one’s own family, including childcare, elder care, or taking care of a disabled or sick adult. Second shift → A term created and popularized by Arlie Hochschild to refer to housework, childcare, and elder care disproportionally done by women. The first shift refers to one’s paid job, whereas the second shift refers to the labour needed to keep households going. CHAPTER 4 STUDY QUESTIONS 1. How do we develop a sense of self? Each of us has a unique identity. But is this sense of self a single thing, or is it a process of interaction? In this section, we examine how we know ourselves through the reflections of ourselves that mirror back others’ opinions of us—the “looking glass” of others. 2. How do we make sense of our worlds? Human beings have specific methods for demonstrating competence as interacting members of society. In this section, we explore how the sociological field of ethnomethodology examines these methods. 3. What challenges do we face as we move from one social context to another? The social self is not fixed but is always changing, which can sometimes bring challenges. Here we examine what happens when individuals experience role conflict and how informal rules and our keen awareness guide our behavior. We also look at how and
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why people conform, and what consequences conformity has on how people live together.
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