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Sociology: Week 6 Friday; Family

by: Nikolas Wright

Sociology: Week 6 Friday; Family Soc 1000

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Notes from friday of week 6 covering Family
Intro to Sociology
Molly Bukky
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sociology, The Family, Introduction to Sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nikolas Wright on Saturday October 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 1000 at Ohio University taught by Molly Bukky in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 109 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at Ohio University.


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Date Created: 10/01/16
Intro to Soc: Family  Family is a sociological universal  First definition: o Traditional view of family is based on the US census o Based on blood and law  First definition can be too restrictive; many people consider close people their family. The Family: Changing functions  Reproduction = decreased  Socialization (especially child rearing) = decreased  Regulation of sexual behavior = decreased  Affection and Companionship = Increased  Ascriptive status – family determines life chances = neutral  Economic production = decreased  Economic Consumption = increased Defining the Family  Any group that fulfills these functions is family o Care and affection o Guidance on how to think and act o Dating advice o Material support  Second definition: o Any group who’s members love and care for each other Important Concepts  Nuclear family: a married couple and their unmarried children living together o Came with industrial revolution and the movement away from agriculture  Extended Family: two or more generations in the same household (uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents) o Can provide emotional support (illness, divorce, death) and or economic support (survival of farm, small business, provide child care etc.)  Monogamy: committed relationship  Serial Monogamy: a form of relationship where partners move from one committed relationship to the next o Becoming increasingly popular practice in the united states  Polygamy: a form of marriage where an individual is allowed to have several husbands or wives simultaneously. This type of marriage was preferred up until the 20th century throughout many cultures o Two forms: o Polygyny:  1 man several women, still alive in some portions of the us o polyandry  1 woman several men; most common in places where sufficient laborers in tough farming environments and limited offspring. 2


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