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Week 11 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 111

by: Samantha Fore

Week 11 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 111 SOCI 111

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These notes cover week 11 (chapter 12) of an introductory sociology course.
Introductory Sociology
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SOCI 111, SOCI 101, Intro to sociology, sociology, Introduction to Sociology
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Date Created: 12/28/15
Chapter 12­ Family  Nuclear family­ family consisting of a father, mother, and biological children  Extended family­ familial networks beyond the nuclear family and beyond the home  Endogamy­ marriage to someone within social group  Exogamy­ marriage to someone from a different social group  Loving vs. Virginia­ 1967 Supreme Court case that ended antimiscegnation laws  Monogamy­ marrying one person at a time  Polygamy­ marriage that allows people to have more than one spouse  Polygyny­ men that have multiple wives  Polyandry­ women that have multiple husbands  8% of households are occupied by couples who are cohabiting  Preindustrial family­ functioned like a small economy; everyone works; depended  heavily on kinship networks  Industrial revolution­ created a division between work and home; men worked­ women  stayed home  Several factors have brought about significant changes in the organization of work and  family life since the 1970s: increasing divorce rates, decreasing marriage and fertility  rates, and increasing participation of women in the workforce.  Feminist theorists suggest gender roles are learned in the family.  Women today have two jobs: paid labor outside the home and unpaid labor inside the  home.  African American women often take a leading role in providing for their families; W.E.B  DuBois argued that the high rate of female­headed families was a result of racial  oppression and poverty; William Julius Wilson has shown that there is an outright  shortage or employed, incarcerated black men who black women could hope to form a  stable family unit.  Latino families­ strong family and community ties; adherence to gender roles; devout  Catholicism; high marriage rates and low divorce rates  Since, nonworking mother face many challenges like critics of welfare. 


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