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Sociology

  • Date Submitted: 11/18/2013 11:15 AM
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Key terms:
Patriarchy|A system legitimates male domination.|
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Nature (naturalism)|Naturally occurring, a part of the natural world.|
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Domestic Ideology|The ideology that legitimates female domesticity.|
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Life cycle|Viewing the family in terms of fairly predictable features from formation to dissolution.|
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Life course|Looking at relationships formed by an individual in the course of their life.|
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Reconstituted family|Families where at least one of the adults has a child from a previous relationship.|
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Single parent family|Families headed by only one parent.|
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Same sex families|Families headed by adults of the same sex.|
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Nuclear family|A family consisting of two generations (parents and children).|
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Extended family|A family consisting of either three generations (vertical extended) or two generations plus other kin such as uncles or cousins (horizontal extended).|
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Essential/non-essential functions|Those tasks which need to be performed by families and those tasks formerly performed by families but now undertaken by other institutions.|
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Isolated nuclear family|A nuclear family that has no ties of dependence and reciprocation beyond itself other than by choice.|
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'Fit'|The idea that there is some sort of special fit between nuclear families and an industrialized society.|
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Geographic mobility|Movement by people from one physical location to another.|
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Social mobility|Movement by people from one level of the class hierarchy to another.|
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Achieved status|A status that is 'earned' by the person occupying it.|
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Ascribed status|A status that is 'given' for example, daughter.|
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Instrumental role|Concerned with the material needs of the family - associated with the male role.|
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Affective role|Concerned with the emotional and social needs of family members - associated with the female role.|
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Segregated roles|The man and woman have separate and distinct family roles and social...

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