Chapter 1, Week 2
Chapter 1, Week 2 SOC 112-001
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Date Created: 08/22/15
Week 2 824 Types of Families 1 Isolated Nuclear Family 0 Extended family not living with you 0 quotOur Family 2 TwoEarner Family 0 Both adults work 3 Single Parent Family 0 Growing in number 0 Usually mom history flopped 4 ChildlessPostchildrearing Family 5 Domestic Partnerships 6 Chosen Family 0 Military sorority gang 7 Blended Family 0 Most common type of family in US 0 Brede bunch 8 Extended Family Modes of Power Patriarchal Families 0 The males is the head of the household 0 Most of the world is made up of patriarchal families Functions of the Family Today EXAM QUESTION Regulation of sexual behavior Reproduction Social Placement Socialization Economic Cooperation Care Protection and Intimacy Using your Sociological Imagination to Understand Marriages and Families Helps us understand why and how social problems History 300 Years ago Families were responsible for economy education politics and religion Took care of the sick mentally ill and elderly Policed and protected Fought wars Were responsible for the transfer of craft and job skills Families Today Are more isolated from each other from other family members and from the community Rely on outside institutions for survival and growth Have less functions are responsibilities than families from the past Why Less time More work activities etc Family Transition Family as THE fundamental unit 9 9 9 Family as one of many institutions within society Serves many functions in society Limited functions Societal Confusion Who does what job If families doesn t do it who does Who takes responsibility for social problems What does the family do now Family Confusion Forgotten skills Dependence on other institutions Helplessness What are the three primary sources of chzmge for the family 1 Change in economy 2 Demography a Reduction of marriage fertility b Aging population 3 Change and transformation of women s roles The origin of America What was life like Con den 0 Who Where Origin Means of travel economy Healthcare Standards of living Technology Job Availability What was the family responsible for 0 Raising food making clothesfurniturehomes clearing land educating children worship care 0 sick and elderly vocational training policingprotection governing o The home was 0 School church vocational training workplace Religious Patriarchy o Puritans and other religious factions came to America for RELIGIOIS FREEOM 0 God quotthe father givens men the right to RULE over women and children 0 A patriarchy is a quotmaledominated society culture institution Men s Roles Discipline of wife and children Selection of spouses for children especially daughters Selection of career apprenticeships for boyssons Protection of family Maker of family decisions 0 Representative family votes 0 Govern community other families Why was religion so important o Moved to escape religious persecution 0 Wanted religious way of life 0 Religious ways of life were strictly adhered to 0 Children had to be taught at early ages how to avoid sin feel regret for their sinful ways and fear going to hell 0 Adults told children that bad things happened because of sinful ways in order to scare sin out of them SOC Notes 819 American Family Introduction to sociology and the family What is sociology quotHow society affects human behavior and in return how our behavior affects society as a wholequot 0 The study of human behavior in society 0 A scienti c way to think about society and its in uence on humans 0 Includes the study of social behavior and social change The Sociological Perspective Imagination oThe ability to see the social patterns that in uence the individual as well as groups of individuals Attention focused on ugly Developed by C Wright Mils 1959 0 Developing the sociological perspective Begins with an interest in people Develops into a study of how society in uences human behavior C Wright Mills Believed sociology reveals hoe society shapes our lives 0 In order to understand an individual one must understand the historical and cultural content of his or her life 0 quotGet to know people bias goes awayquot How does society in uence these things Dress Church vs Bar Language adult vs baby Behavior class vs party Congress woman shot focus is shifted to husband who is an astronaut quotWife of astronaut shotquot picture of him Man of the year supporting his dead wife Organizing Society Social institutions religion family military gender education Social interactions and social structure Creates diversity Creates and ampli es social problems Continues to demonstrate the need for social change The American Family Family Any relatively stable group of people bound by ties of blood marriage adoption or by any sexually expressive relationship or who simply live together and who are committed to and provide each other with economic and emotional support Families are 0 A social institution 0 A major source of socialization Shaped by their relationship to systems of inequity A place of continuous change and diversity
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