SOCIOL 1A06 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Kinship, Endogamy, Exogamy

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
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McMaster University
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Sociology
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SOCIOL 1A06
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Chapter 12- Family
Dominant- male breadwinner and female house maker
Normative- it has been hailed, then and now, as the proper form for families
Mythical- its existence doesn’t represent a natural, timeless, or universal approach
to family arrangements
Traditional- not always the dominant model, this idea of family isn't a universal fact
Family forms and changes
Endogamy is marriage to someone within one's social group.
Exogamy is marriage someone outside one's social group. Legally possible but not
always culturally acceptable.
Monogamy is the practise of having only one sexual partner at a time
Polygamy is the practise of having more than one sexual partner at a time.
Polyandry is the practise of having multiple husbands simultaneously.
Polygyny is the practise of having multiple wives simultaneously, the most common
form of polygamy.
Cultural norms and state regulations play a fundamental role in your love life.
Malinowski and the traditional family
A traditional nuclear family consisting of a father, mother and their children.
The family in the western world today
Extended family, kin networks that extend outside or beyond the nuclear family
Cohabitation is living together in an intimate relationship without formal legal or
religious sanctioning.
Fewer than 10% of families consisted of male breadwinners and female house
makers, and their children.
Higher divorce rate among couples who cohabit before marriage than those who
don’t.
Because most people who cohabit are also the kind of people who are more likely to
flout social conventions and therefore divorce anyway.
Proportion of women who never marry and never have children are on the rise.
Women who do have children and doing so at a later age
The number of twins birth rose 52%, as professional white women increasingly delay
childbearing they are more likely give birth to twins
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Dominant- male breadwinner and female house maker. Normative- it has been hailed, then and now, as the proper form for families. Mythical- its existence doesn"t represent a natural, timeless, or universal approach to family arrangements. Traditional- not always the dominant model, this idea of family isn"t a universal fact. Endogamy is marriage to someone within one"s social group. Exogamy is marriage someone outside one"s social group. Monogamy is the practise of having only one sexual partner at a time. Polygamy is the practise of having more than one sexual partner at a time. Polyandry is the practise of having multiple husbands simultaneously. Polygyny is the practise of having multiple wives simultaneously, the most common form of polygamy. Cultural norms and state regulations play a fundamental role in your love life. A traditional nuclear family consisting of a father, mother and their children. Extended family, kin networks that extend outside or beyond the nuclear family.

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