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HDF 212 Chapter 1 Notes

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These notes cover Chapter 1 of the textbook "Race and Family".
Families in Cultural Perspective
Polly Pritchard
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Date Created: 09/07/16
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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