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Chapter 14

Sociology 3e

ambilineal a type of unilateral descent that follows either the father's or the mother's side exclusively
bigamy the act of entering into marriage while still married to another person
bilateral descent the tracing of kinship through both parents' ancestral lines
cohabitation the act of a couple sharing a residence while they are not married
extended family a household that includes at least one parent and child as well as other relatives like grandparents aunts, uncles, and cousins
family socially recognized groups of individuals who may be joined by blood, marriage, or adoption and who form an emotional connection and an economic unit of society
family life course a sociological model of family that sees the progression of events as fluid rather than as occurring in strict stages
family life cycle a set of predictable steps and patterns families experience over time
family of orientation the family into which one is born
family of precreation a family formed through marriage
intimate partner violence (IPV) violence that occurs between individuals who maintain a romantic or sexual relationship
kinship a person's traceable ancestry (by blood, marriage, and/or adoption)
marriage a legally recognized contract between two or more people in a sexual relationship who have an expectation of permanence about their relationship
matrilineal descent a type of unilateral descent that follows the mother's side only
matrilocal residence a system in which it is customary for a husband to live with his wife's family
monogamy the act of being married to only one person at a time
nuclear family two parents (traditionally a married husband and wife) and children living in the same household
patrilineal descent a type of unilateral descent that follow's the father's line only
patrilocal residence a system in which it is customary for the wife to live with (or near) the husband's family
polyandry a form of marriage in which one woman is married to more than one man at one time
polygyny a form of marriage in which one man is married to more than one woman at one time
shaken-baby syndrome a group of medical symptoms such as brain swelling and retinal hemorrhage resulting from forcefully shaking or impacting an infant's head
unilateral descent the tracing of kinship through one parent only
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