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Date Created: 02/23/16
Chapter1: Introductionto Marriageand Family HDFS 1300 Development of Contemporary Families Sciences Psychological, Health, and Learning University of Houston BUYandREAD Dr. Jordan We WILL be using it heavily for this course. LectureGuidingQuestions 1. Whatis a familyand howis it usefulto societies? 2. Howdo differenttheoristsviewthe familydifferently? Whatisaf amily? DefiningMarriageandFamily NarrowerDefinitions… VersusBroaderDefinitions Marriage = “voluntary union for life ofMarriagealso includes polygamous marriages, arranged marriages, same- one man and one woman to the sex marriages, and/or cohabitating couples exclusion of all others” (Britain’s House of Lords, 1866) Marriage= legally recognized union Marriageor familyalso include a union between two people in a between a man and woman committed relationship, in which they are united sexually, cooperate economically, and may give birth to, adopt, or rear children Can you think of Family= “a group of two people or Families also may include affiliated kin families you know who more related by birth, marriage, or might not be included adoption and residing together” (U.S. Census Bureau) in narrow definitions of family? Family= nuclear family Inmanyways,our conceptsof marriageand familyaresocially constructed. Thismeansthese conceptscanvary bycultureand changeovertime butoftenstillhave somecommon threads. How aref amilies useful tosocieties? Functionsofthe “Although families differ widely in structure, they all perform similar Family functions. In the 1930s, sociologist William Ogburn identified seven roles 1. Economic security that families fulfill… More than 60 2. Social prestige and status years later, contemporary sociologists 3. Education and socialization have produced very similar lists…” (Kunz, 2013, p. 11). 4. Protection 5. Religious tradition Can you see Interesting facts: 6. Recreation evidence of this • American sociologist 7. Affection list in “real • Born in Georgia life?” • Former president of the American from the ASA’s website)n (photo is Howdodiff erent theoristsviewthef amily diferently? Backup! Whatisatheorist? Someone who has a theory A theory is an organized set of ideas. A theory is based on what we think we know so far about a topic, based on systematic, scientific evidence. Theories often evolve (or change) as new evidence is found. (Example: We now know the earth is not flat.) Howdodiff erent theoristsviewthef amily diferently? familythatyouwereraisedin?gin—the Real-Life Application: up in your family like?What was growing ThinkAboutIt family, you can think of another family that you are familiar with, but be sure to think of people that you know in real life. Let’sexplorewhatspecifictheoristsmight about…utthe familyyouchoseto think 1. Structural-Functional Theory Says the main function of the family is toWhatwoulda procreate and raise children. structural Believes family will be balanced and specific role and if those roles conform functionalistsay to the norms of society. aboutthefamily youhadin mind? 2. Conflict Theory Whatwoulda power and that family conflict is inevitablenflicttheorist and necessary sayaboutthe familyyouhad legitimacy, money, physical coercion, and love inmind? 3. FeministTheory Whatwoulda socially—not biologically—constructedre feministsay aboutthefamily Focuses on the individual, subjective youhadin believing there is no “objective” or “neutral” view of the family mind? 4. SymbolicInteractionTheory interactions with others--especially those who areoulda role that other people expect us to fulfilld symbolic interactionistsay How we think other people see us becomes a glass self” (Charles H. Cooley, sociologist)ooking-hefamily youhadin mind? 5. Ecological Theory Says that we are influenced by Whatwouldan multiple layers (or environments) as ecological we develop theoristsay aboutthefamily youhadin mind? Source: Google Images 6. Social Exchange Theory Whatwoulda rewards, costs, and the comparison ofsed on alternatives socialexchange theoristsay aboutthefamily youhadin mind? Coauthored by sociologist Eric Kleinberg, Ph.D. 7. FamilySystemsTheory Says that we cannot be understood in Whatwoulda isolation because we are familysystems interconnected to others boundaries and rules of transformation theoristsay aboutthefamily youhadin mind? 8. FamilyLife Course/DevelopmentTheory Whatwoulda familylifecourse change over time which typicallycycle of young children, children leaving home, theoristsay and the empty nest. aboutthefamily youhadin mind? 9. Biosocial Theory environment; we are both biologically-driven andatwoulda socialized to form families biosocial theoristsay reciprocity (exchange of favors), and coercion (being forced to act against one’s will) aboutthefamily youhadin mind? One theorydoes not havealloftheanswers. Take-home message: There are many diverse ways to view the definitely have more logical evidence to back them up than other viewpoints. QuestionstoConsiderWhileReading: 1. How dovariouspeople,organizations,andsocietiesdefinemarriagesandfamilies differently?(Ex: How does the British House of Lord’s define marriage? How do Create your own questions like these to help yourself to learn the material.)family? 2. HperiodinAmerica?How mightyourfamilylifebe thesame?(Ex: How might your family be different if you grew up during the U.S. Colonial Period? Create your own questions like these to help yourself to learn the material.) 3. How areAmericanfamilieschangingtoday? 4. How areAmericanfamiliestodaysimilarto previousgenerations? 5. Thinkaboutanotherfamilythatyouknowinreallife.How woulddifferenttheoristsview thatfamily? Please note that these are NOT the ONLY questions to consider. I am giving you some ideas for engaging in active reading and studying. Anything in your textbook is “fair game” for future exams, so read, study, and take notes on all of the topics. CONTACTINFO: Dr.Jordan: OR through Blackboard messenger YourTA: Don’tbeafraid Ask your designated TA questions toreachoutto during the breakout group or through Blackboard messenger uswith questions!


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