1. How would the political and medical models of domestic violence differ in the way that the
perpetrators of violence are viewed?
Political Domestic violence is deeply rooted in laws and customs that reinforce male dominance and
is unlikely to be ended w
1. What cultural features of American society influence peoples senses of their
i. Masculine men who take the active, penetrating role are not known to be
homosexual. But women who take that role could be known as
homosexual. Men who take
Chapter 6-10 Looking Back
Chapter 6 Looking Back
When did the idea of a sexual identity develop?
o The idea that individuals have a coherent sexual identity involving a preference for either
opposite sex or same sex partners did not exist until the 19 th
Chapter 6-10 Terms
Chapter 6 Terms
Sexual Identity A set of sexual practices and attitudes that lead to the
formation in a persons mind of an identity as heterosexual, homosexual, or
Social Constructionist Perspective The belief that human sex
Chapter 11-14 Looking Back
1. When did domestic violence become a social issue?
o Domestic violence has been a social issue at various points throughout US
history. The Puritans, who took a strong stand against wife beating, passed
the first laws against
The idea of love has changed dramatically through time. Also choosing a mate for
yourself out of love is a new concept as well. In the people went through courtship to find a
mate. This is the process of first doing group activities, then family activitie
Marriage and Family Day 4
Rise of the Private Families
o Continuation of the post modern family (1900-present)
Decline in childbearing
Rapid increase in divorce
The divorce rate today is about twice what it was in
1950 (2% yearly)
Marriage and Family Day 5
What Role Does Gender Play in Families
o Understanding sex vs gender
Sex is biological
o The biological differences that separate males
Marriage and Family Day 3
When did the modern family emerge? : The history of families in the U.S.
o Native American Families
Historically largely unknown die to disease and war
Several known characteristics
Both matrilineal and patrilineal families
Marriage and Family Notes Day 7
How Does Social Class Shape Families?
o Families and the economy
All societies are characterized by stratification
The system by which society ranks
categories of people in a hi
Marriage and Family Notes Day 2
What is the family: The study of public and private families
o Social institution
Relatively permanent patterns or clusters of specified
roles and behaviors devoted to meeting societys needs
1. How do Americans feel about marriage and families?
Some people are concerned about the diversity of American families, while others are pleased by
it. Those who are concerned support public policies that support marriage, whereas those who
Families have become much more diverse over the past half-century
Some observers are concerned about the increasing proportion of children who are not being
raised by two married, biological parents.
Others argue that the alternative family
Family Tree & Family Change
All families have changed through time because of different family trends. However, my
family has been viewed as a traditional family because of the lack of change through my familys
history. My family diverges from the family
Throughout time divorce has become a more prevalent and acceptable in society. It is
only since the end of the twentieth century that divorce has become unrestricted (Warner). The
longitudinal estimate that a couple will get divorced is forty to fifty per
Article A- Culture change-growing emphasis on personal fulfillment
Article A- Womens labor force participation- paid work up, divorce is up
Article C- Age of marriage off-time- marrying to old or too young (Married at 17)
Article D- Parental divorce- if t
In Lincoln Nebraska the amount of income that is needed per month to secure a decent
yet modest standard of living is $5,226. Looking at the different families we were given to
analyze I noticed that two of these families makes less than that and one make
Role sets have been a part of families since the beginning of time. Role sets or social
structure is a fundamental set of positions that organize society (Cherlin 95). Role sets come in
pairs like mothers and fathers, brothers and sister and so on. The ro
Through time the role of a mother and the idea of mothers has changed dramatically.
They have gone from being the homemakers to now most mothers working and also raising a
family and taking care of the home. They used to be thought of as weak but now can
Representations of Divorce
Sociology 225: Section 900
Divorce is a subject that is never easy to discuss or define. Each film showed a different
perspective on divorce, and they showed how divorce has changed throughout the decades. I
Sociology 225 Chapter 1
Public and Private Families
Americans think that family life in general is in decline, but not their
Childrearing as central purpose of marriage.
Believe parents are doing worse at p
Chapter 2 Notes
Hunter-gatherers people who wander through forests or over plains in
small bands, hunting animals and gathering edible plants.
Lineage a form of kinship group in which descent is traced through
either the fathers or the m
individualism - a style of life in which individuals pursue their own interests and
place great importance on developing a personally rewarding life.
utilitarian individualism - a style of life that emphasizes self-reliance and personal
Marriage and Family Notes Day 1
What is this course about?
o Family is?
A family is people who love and care about one another.
o There are two forms of family the form side and the function side
Example of form: Public
Related by blood or marriage