Chapter 2: History of American Racial/Ethnic Minorities
Do African-American families specifically show a mark of the African
heritage? African heritage:
oHistorically, they have strong ties to extended kin.
oAlso, they have child
Study Guide Exam 2
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
Sexual acts vs identities:
o Those socially approved sex within ma
Social Class Differences in Family Life
The tendency to marry someone similar to you.
1930s same RELIGION most likely
Today same EDUCATIONAL background most likely
Childbearing and Marriage (p.119)
If you have a college degree, 93% of
Race, Ethnicity, and Families
Much variation within the group
oMexican Americans = 65%
oPuerto Ricans = 9%
oCuban Americans = 4%
oTwo-parent, single earner families are more common than in
any other Hispan
Chapter 1: Public and Private Families
90% of white Americans want to get married
Marriage and Individualism
Most people do report that they want to get married, but the numbers
oBecoming more sociably acceptable to not want to get married.
Chapter 1: Methods and Theories of Family Sociology
How do we know what we know?
We strive for objectivity.
oWe try to push our own feelings to the side, but its very
difficult in sociology, especially when sociologists also have a
We use the scie
Chapter 2: History of the Family
Study of the Family
Aries & Demos
oChildren treated as little adults
oChildhood as protected stage only emerged after the spread
of schooling and decline of infant mortality.
Origins of Family and Kinship
Human infants nee
Chapter 3: Gender & Families
Native Americans behaving like the opposite sex from when they were
Become a two-spirit by:
oShowing androgyny in childhood.
oHaving spiritual visions during adolescence.
Generally accepted by their soc
Families and the Economy
Importance of Education
Factory jobs used to be the norm
Today without college: Low paying service and unskilled manual labor
Effects of college education
More likely to:
oGet married (after age 25)
oHave two-parent household
Childrens Living Situations
People who share:
oa common identity
oancestry, culture, and sometimes physical characteristics
Constructing Racial-Ethnic Groups
Great differences in family structure by race/ethnicity
Hispanic: Latin Ameri
Study Guide Exam 3
1st law against wife beating & where?
o Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1641
2 models of domestic violence
o 1. Political Model referred to the relations of power and authority
between men and women.
Struggles usually over men