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Chapter 11

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Sociology (Arts)
SOCI 250
Jason Carmichael

Chapter 11FamiliesDifferent Kinds of FamiliesEveryone in a family is part of a kinship Kinship groupa group of people who share a relationship through blood or marriage and have positions in a hierarchy of rights over the property may also control where the members must live whom they can marry and even their life opportunities definition varies between societies but kinship relations are important everywherepatrilineal kinship systems trace the kin relationships through the male linematrilineal kinship systems trace the kin relationships through the female line bilateral kinship systems trace the kin relationships through both lines however kinship systems dont determine who has more authority only who gets property rights or position in a community our society is bilateral because families from both sides of the family are considered kinfamilya group of people related by kinship or similar close ties in which the adults assume responsibility for the care and upbringing of their natural or adopted children Members of a family support one another financially materially and emotionally nuclear familya family unit comprising one or two parents and any dependent children who live together in one household separate from relativesnuclear families are also conjugal familiespriority is given to marital ties over blood ties Western families are neolocalmarriage brings with it the expectation that each of the partners will leave the parental home and set up a new residence forming another independent nuclear family extended familymore than two generations of relatives living together in a household The arrangement often includes grandparents aunts uncles and dependent nephews and nieces The extended family is a consanguine family because preference is given to blood ties over marital ties They stress relationships between parents and their children and with otherbloodrelated members of the kin group Today many families have no children whereas many commonlaw couples have childrenthis is a new development
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