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Leach Soc Chapter 12

Leach Sociology Terms Chapter 12

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family group of people who are related by marriage, blood, or adoption and who live together and share economic resources
nuclear family family form that consists of one or both parents and their children
family of orientation nuclear family into which a person is born
family of procreation nuclear family consisting of an individual, his or her spouse, and their children
extended family family form that consists of three or more generations of a family sharing the same residence
kinship network of people who are related by marriage, birth, or adoption
marriage set of norms that specify the ways in which family structure should be organized
monogamy marriage of one man to one woman
polygamy marriage with multiple partners
polygyny form of polygamy in which a man is permitted to marry more that one woman at a time
polyandry form of polygamy in which a woman is permitted to marry more thatn one man at a time
patrilocality residential pattern in which a newly married couple is expected to live with or near the husband's parents
matrilocality residential pattern in which a newly married couple are expected to live near or with the wife's parents
bilocality residential pattern in which a newly married couple is allowed to choose whether they will live with the husband's parents or the wife's parents
neolocality residential pattern in which a newly married couple is free to set up their residence apart from both sets of parents
patrilineal descent descent pattern in which kinship is traced through the father's family
matrilineal descent descent system in which kinship is traced through the mother's family
bilateral descent descent system in which kinship is traced through both parents
patriarchy system in which men are dominant over women
matriarchy a family in which the mother holds most of the authority
egalitarian a family in which the mother and father share power
incest taboo norm forbidding sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives
homogamy tendency for individuals to marry people who have social characteristics similar to their own
heterogamy tendency for individuals to marry people who have social characteristics different from their own
dual-earner families families in which both husband and wife have jobs
sandwich generation Americans caught between the needs of their children and their aging parents
voluntary childlessness conscious choice to remain childless
Created by: CoachLeach