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FCST-100
FINAL EXAM
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Family History & Theory
Are You Ready for Marriage Video
Accurate points for a successful marriage:
Understanding marriage
Similar backgrounds, homogamy
Real friends
Chapter 1:
Choices
To not make a choice is to make a choice
Trade-offs
What you get vs. what you give up
Positive and negative views
Ambivalence
Conflicting thoughts
Sequential: one then the other
Simultaneous: both at the same time
Most choices can be changed, but some are harder to go back on
Generational context of choices
AIDS and condom use
Development of skills
How do you make decisions?
Generation Y
Do not believe in hard works, sacrifice, credentials
In search of immediate gratification
Want fun, enjoyment, flexibility
Postponing relationships
Social Structure
Globalization effects
Institutions: family, economy, education, religion
Social groups: common identity and interactions create social relationships
Primary-informal, like family
Secondary-formal, like class
Status
Social positions i.e. parent
Roles
Expectations of statuses
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Culture
Beliefs: what people hold to be true
Values: What is right and wrong, good or bad
Media
Sociological imagination: awareness of social structure’s influence on choices
Marriage
Elements
Legal contract
Emotional bond
Monogamy
Legal responsibility
Ceremony
Polygamy
Polygyny: 1 husband, multiple wives-religious ties
Polyandry: 1 wife, multiple husbands-economic
Polyamory: open relationships
Pantagamy: group marriage
Going against tradition in a polygamist society
Shunned from family
Shunned from society
Kicked out of the village
Types of family
Family of origin/orientation
Born into
Used on census, doesn’t include foster children
Family of procreation
Family you begin
Nuclear family
Binuclear family
Stepfamily
Extended family
Stem family
Elderly parents, eldest son, his wife and children
Families of creation
Family history
Pre-industrial families
Economically driven, all members worked together including
children (farming)
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