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Victor Barac

MATING, MARRIAGE & FAMILY OVERVIEW 1. Domestic life 2. Family 3. Marriage 4. Postmarital Residence = what happens after you get married Domestic Life kinship studies used to be of most concern 1. The organization of everyday life eating, sleeping, cleaning, bringing up the children, sex, working, etc. in families or households of various kinds 2. Elements of social structure 1. the domestic economy in terms of production and trade 3. Basic social groupings 1. Family = group of people who are considered related in some way (either biological or through marriage) How you define family varies cross culturally Legal definition of family = legal or common law couple with or without children, or married couple with or without children, or one spouse with children (not legal definition in Canada) 2. Household = residential or unit, involves production or consumption, may coincide with the family or not, may include kin or non-kin Family Functions G.P. Murdochs functions of the family [Social Structure, 1949] early attempt at crosscultural generalization HRAF, an attempt to centralize cross-cultural data, was very expensive 1. Diminishes sexual competition who is allowed and who is not 2. Protects childbearing females child support system 3. Primary context of enculturation people get oriented in how they learn to become bipedal and how to talk, all done in family context 4. Sexual division of labour The Nuclear Family consists of grouping of parents and children 1. Found in virtually all societies 2. Dominant in some of the most simple & most complex societies most common in complex industrial societies as well as foraging societies The Extended Family = brings into the group siblings of various kinds, children of siblings, grandparents, cousins of various kinds Was dominant domestic form in preindustrial world where most peasantry and agriculture was carried out by people who lived in extended families Extended families were units of production, while nuclear families were not Extended families provide a basis for a more complex division of labour than nuclear families
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