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Introduction to Family Studies

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Summer 2010

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC101Y1
Professor
Xing

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Introduction
Two approaches
1) By structure: marital, genetic connection, or adoption
2) By functional: economic, emotional support, sexuality, chi ldbearing and rearing, daily
care etc.
Definitions of family
1) By Statistics Canada: more strict definition because even a minor change may yield huge
changes in tax systems -> should maintain conservative position
2) By Carol Stack: broad, open definition; kinship does not matter as long as they provide
care and interact on the daily basis
Household: people who occupy t he same dwelling, and may consist of more than one families
(one family can have more than one households as well)
Monogamy: one person marr ies to only one person at a time
Polygamy: one person mar r ies to several others of the opposite sex
1) Polygyny: a man who has two or more wives at the same time (-> more common)
2) Polyandry: one woman is mar r ied to several men
Nuclear family
Usually regarded as marr ied parents + their children
Considered as somewhat “natural, inevitable and therefore universal
BUT anthropologists have found tremendous diversity across human societies in terms of
how t he relations between parents and children, males and females are organized
Extended family: nuclear family + other relatives
The Standard North American Family (SNAF)
Mother, father, their biological children
Gendered division of labor and best unit for rearing children
Malinowskis concept of the family
Despite anthropologists, he still believes Families as universal existence because it fulfills
a universal human need: nurturance of young children
Three features: clear boundaries (nuclear relations), physical space (home), particular set
of emotions (love)
19
th
century trend
Proud and celebrated capitalist development, sense of moral emptiness, fear of instability
and loss
Rising of evolutionary accounts, stress ing of underlying continuities in all social forms
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Introduction Two approaches 1) By structure: marital, genetic connection, or adoption 2) By functional: economic, emotional support, sexuality, childbearing and rearing, daily care etc. Definitions of family 1) By Statistics Canada: more strict definition because even a minor change may yield huge changes in tax systems -> should maintain conservative position 2) By Carol Stack: broad, open definition; kinship does not matter as long as they provide care and interact on the daily basis Household: people who occupy the same dwelling, and may consist of more than one families (one family can have more than one households as well) Monogamy: one person marries to only one person at a time Polygamy: one person marries to several others of the opposite sex 1) Polygyny: a man who has two or more wives at the same time (-> more common) 2) Polyandry: one woman is married to several men Nuclear family Usually regarded as married parents + their children Consid
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