Families and their Social Worlds
Ch. 1 Families and the Sociological Imagination
What is Family?
two or more people living together related by birth, marriage, or adoption U.S. Census
Fictive Kin non relatives who's bonds are strong and intimate g
Marriage stabilizing force adds structure people are delaying marriage for education and
Interethnic Marriage much more common about 5% of married couples are interracial
nonmarital sex more acceptable
cohabitation seen as step before marriage
Week One Vocab Terms
1."Definition of the Situation": you behave based on how you define the circumstances (if you
think someone is cheating on you, you behave as if they are)
2.achieved status: social position attained through your effort
Vocab Study Guide
1.Case Studies: Investigations of one person or event in detail.
2.Casual Relationship: A relationship in which one condition leads to a certain consequence.
3.Causation: The relationship between cause and effect.
4.Central Tenancy: The
Ch. 4 Vocabulary Terms
1.Achieved Status: A type of position in society that you earn or do something to attain.
2.Ascribed Status: A position in society that is given or assigned.
3.Backstage: The demeanor that incorporates our true feelings and beliefs.
FAMILY AND RELIGION
Family: a social institution found in all societies that unites people in cooperative groups to care
for one another, including any children
Extended Family: a family unit composed o