HDF 212 Chapter 1 Notes
HDF 212 Chapter 1 Notes HDF 212
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Chapter 1 Reading Notes Race and Family: Introduction “Diversity” can be measured in various ways: o racially, ethnically, religiously, and language Americans overestimate the diversity in the United States o We rank in the middle compared to the rest of the world Race/ diversity is important when comparing factors among families, society, or culture o Ex: eating disorders White women: mold to image presented to them in media and society Women of color: psychological escape from poverty, cope with abuse “When race is unspecified, the white experience is often assumed to be the generic experience” (p. 4) o most research reflects the white, middle class experience race: defined by color of your skin, yet subject to change depending on constructs and limitations exhibited in a society ethnicity: refers to a persons cultural heritage, including one’s language, religion, and other values and beliefs, dress, food, music, traditions, and holidays o can derive from a territorial association ethnicity and race are fluid and subject to change Majority: greater than 51 percent of the population, hold social power Minority: less than 50 percent of the population Family: two or more people related by blood, marriage, or adoption and living together o When interacting people exhibit mutual dependence and make exchanges of tangible and intangible (emotional) goods and services over and extended period of time, they may be considered a family Nonfamily households: people living alone or with nonrelated people o Roommates, homosexual couples Fictive kin: family like relations with nonrelated people o Ex: godparents, friends referred to as “aunt” or “like a brother”
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