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Lecture

Family

4 pages81 viewsFall 2010

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon

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Family - Lecture 7
*headings are underlined
family - who maintain socially approved sexual relationship
entrepeneur good at selling ideas to society - "moral entrepeneurs"
marriage rates going down, divorce rates rising
serial monogomy - one after the other in marriage (one marriage after
another)
more children growing up in a single parent home
the clever model: popular in the 1950s husband works outside the work for
pay, wife worked inside the home for no pay. And it was the first marriage for
both of them, not second. Most people living in traditional marriages these
days.
2nd marriage has higher divorce rate than 1st marriages
today the traditional nuclear family is a minority in today's society
if you are in a common law situtation the ontario law gov't sees that as a kind
of marriage - if you split up you could do support payments (not
inconsiderable)
fundamental unit of society: family
know functionalism - looks on family as crucial for society. That society could
no survive without the family
primary sociolization - preparing children for school - integrate into
school/society
regulation of sexual activity in order to maintain kinship organization (aunts,
uncles, grandparents)
property rights: parents pass down their property to their children
must leave a will in order to leave your money in a certain way or else the
ontario government distributues it to how it sees fit
incest taboo: sexual relations or marriage between certain kin - what kin is
involves varies from culture to culture - the navaho (aboriginal people who
live in the southwestern part of the u.s.) has a matrilinial decent system
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