Sociology of Family- Lecture 1- 14th January, 2013.docx

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School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB49H3
Sociology of Family
SOCB49
Lecture 1
14th January, 2013
Family in Transition
- Sociologist tend to emphasize the interplay between macro and micro structures
Reading from Bonnie Fox
- She discusses census of 2006; it is the first time in Canadas history that we included information
about same sex marriages. 2006 census also captured several important patterns that have
evolved over time and come to our attention. 1. The fact that census same couple relation
increased fast time faster than heterosexual relations. 2. Same sex marriages also increased 5
times faster than heterosexual marriage.
- This is because the same sex couples relation is not legal, and it encourages them to register
their marriage. In addition same sex relations existed even before it was made legal, therefore
the legislation only made it more public.
- Based on these statistics, those individuals whose grandparents came to Canada 80 years ago.
Their organization of family is very different compared to those who moved to Canada 30 years
ago. This states that society has changed in Canada.
The staging of Everyday Family Life
- The routines that family engage in everyday life. Having dinner at a certain time, engaging in
certain topic of conversation.
Family as a Social Institution- Macro, Structural Changes
- Overall Patterns Macro structural factors, family dinner, you talk about work, locations,
individual family members likes and dislikes, individual efforts to make it happen. This pretty
much maps out the macro and micro factors. The macro function changes in terms of family
association.
- Macro factors include, work, the nature of work, economic development, recession, the lack of
control that individuals have over employment, the prices and conditions in which one sells their
labour.
- Positive Effects- This shows that family life is not only affected byy local factors but also
globalization, the movement of food, product and human beings. The positive affect of macro
structural forces allows individual families to have a more diverse lifestyle, to maintain their
own desirable lifestyle. However these macro structure also have negative effects.
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Sociologist tend to emphasize the interplay between macro and micro structures. She discusses census of 2006; it is the first time in canadas history that we included information about same sex marriages. 2006 census also captured several important patterns that have evolved over time and come to our attention. The fact that census same couple relation increased fast time faster than heterosexual relations. Same sex marriages also increased 5 times faster than heterosexual marriage. This is because the same sex couples relation is not legal, and it encourages them to register their marriage. In addition same sex relations existed even before it was made legal, therefore the legislation only made it more public. Based on these statistics, those individuals whose grandparents came to canada 80 years ago. Their organization of family is very different compared to those who moved to canada 30 years ago. This states that society has changed in canada. The routines that family engage in everyday life.

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