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SOCI1010 Chp 13 Fam

Introduction to Sociology, Chapter 13: Family, De More

family social institution found in all societies that unites people in cooperative groups to care for one another, including any children
kinship social bond based on common ancestry, marriage or adoption
marriage legal relationship, usually involving economic cooperation, sexual activity and childbearing
extended family a family composed of parents and children as well as other kin; consanguine family
nuclear family a family composed of one or two parents and their children; conjugal family
endogamy marriage between people of the same social category
exogamy marriage between people of different social categories
monogamy marriage that unites two partners
polygamy marriage that unites a person with two or more spouses
descent system by which members of a society trace kinship over genrations (matrilineal - by mothers side) (patrilineal - by father's family) US is patrilineal.
incest taboo norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives
homogamy maariage between people with the same social characteristics
family violence emotional, physical or sexual abuse of one family member by another
cohabitation sharing of a household by an unmarried couple.
Created by: MrsAFlaherty