Soc 131 study guide:
Identify and define each term on the list. Be familiar enough with the meanings so that you can describe
and/or identify an example. You should be able to spell them correctly.
A. *Kin Terminology: (See chart in Resources on Smartsite
Steven Mintz. 2010. American Childhood As a Social and Cultural Construct in Familiesas
TheyReallyAre.Op.cit. pp. 48-52 only.
RG: Give two examples of specific changes that have occurred in our view of childhood and
children since the 18th century.
Prof. Diane Wolf
SAME-SEX PARENTS: A SNAPSHOT
According to the U.S. Census Bureaus 2013
American Community Survey:
Nearly 210,000 children under the age of 18 lived in
some 122,000 households with same-sex parents.
Female same-sex couples account
Race, Class and Parenting Style
Choose your parents wisely?
How do childhood family experiences vary
based on race and class?
Habitus: ones physical and psychological
demeanor as a result of habits developed
as a time of carefree
innocence, play, freedom untouched by
But, increased desire to cultivate, highstakes testing
Childhood not a biologically determined
stage of life, but soc
Defining the Family,
SOC 131 Terminology
Defining the Family
Historically, counted only the head of each household
with an anonymous count of other people pres
Then Comes Baby in a
Most American families have 1 3 children,
with 2 being most common
The # of women reaching 45 w/o having
children has doubled since the 1980s
Total fertility rate in the US in 2016: 1.6
Caregiving of Other
Family Medical Leave Act
Who isnt covered?
Statistics & Facts
Nearly 1 in 10 people age 40 and over are "sandwiched
providing care for both a older lov
FOCUS ON THE U.S.
Is the family universal?
Mapping changes in U.S. families
Changing Marriage Laws
The Rise of the Separate Spheres Ideology
IS THERE A UNIVERSAL
SOIS THE FAMILY UNIVERSAL
Historical Emergence of Family
Late 1800s early 1900s: emerged out of
deep belief in need to document and
ameliorate social problems
! Concern with deterioration of traditional
family life caused by rapid c
Dating and Courtship
Dos and Donts Video (1949)
Similarities to your own dating
Courtship tends to follow social scripts
Commonly understood patterns of
interaction that serve as a
SOC 131: Sociology
Introduction to Course
C. Wright Mills
When a society is industrialized, a peasant becomes a
worker; a feudal lord is liquidated or becomes a
businessman. When classes rise or fall, a person is
employed or unemployed; whe
15 March, 2017
Alida Newson, a review of: Shapiro, M. (2009). Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday
Products and Whats at Stake for American Power. White River Junction, VT. Chelsea
1. Exposeds Thesis
Prof. Chris Smith
UCR Paper Rubric
50 points possible
Excellent Good Satisfactory Poor Fail Missing
points points points
The introduction paragraph opens the paper with an intere
Johnson (1968) signed the act to equalize opportunities for all races to get housing. Prompted white flight. Being white meant being in the sub
Concepts and Theories
What is the family?
Culturally and historically specific (Coontz)
Universal, but no universal definition.
Importance/relevance of definition
How family is usually define
FAMILY BALANCING ACTS
I Gender Ideology
1. Ideal is shared paid and unpaid work, not by gender but flexible (Wade-Ferree 252)
2. Actual practices look different, esp. after first child and then definitely after 2 nd or more
3. Gay male parents
CLASS, RACE, AND FAMILIES
IDEOLOGIES OF WEALTH AND CLASS
1. AMERICAN DREAM: YOU HAVE TO WANT IT
2. WHAT DOES THAT TELL US ABOUT THE NON-WEALTHY?
3. THEORETICAL EXPLANATIONS FOR WHY THE POOR REMAIN POOR:
-CULTURE OF POVERTY [Functionalist]
1. Matchmaking as an occupation
2. Attempt to match up in terms of class, status, race, religion, and for the men, future prospects
3. What to look for in childs prospective partner : good family, good n
I HISTORICAL CONTEXT: REVIEW of Pleck, Mintz, Cot
Review: Can only be understood in historical context of changes in fatherhood and childhood.
Western family historically: patriarchal, patrilineal, patrilocal.
3. Before early to
TIMOTHY J. BIBLARZ AND EVREN SAVCI University of Southern California
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
This article reviews new scholarship on lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender families. The
past decade witnessed rapid expansion of da
Birth and reproduction
family of originaka natal family: The place of where we come from.
family of procreation: The family and children we create. (Husband/wife and children)
FAMILY STRUCTURE: Tells us the content and form of the
Midterm 1 Study Guide
Reading Guide Questions
RG: Is there a universal definition of family? Why/why not?
Family is universal but there is no universal definition that encompasses every culture.
How was family defined in slave families, among Native Ameri
Sociology 150: Criminology
April, 18, 2017
Larceny Arrest Rates between Females and males
Data & Methods
The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is an attempt to analyze the different changes to crime
rates in the Unit
STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM II
*Most of these concepts and their use are reflected in the Reading Guide questions which you
should be able to answer as well as in outlines from lecture.
RELEVANT CONCEPTS FOR EXAM II
Since Exam I:
Mating and the marketpla
Professor Bossler / Mira Qui
13 October, 2016
The varying views of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism
Todays China is a result of the development, progression, and establishment of
diverse ideals put into action milleniums ago. Con
You should be able to define these terms and explain how the relate to other terms on this
list. It would also be wise to know where these terms are from, both in terms of the author
or authors and their historical emergence (if discussed in cla