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Sociology Mariya Kothanikkal

Families and households


George peter Murdock: the family a universal social institution


Study off entitled social structure (1949), Murdock examined the institution of the family in a
wide range of society. He took a sample of 250 societies ranging from small hunting and
gathering bands to large…

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Sandbanham relationship marriages are different from other societies in number of ways:
1) It is not a life long commitment and the party could terminate the relation ship at any
time.
2) Sandbanham husband had no responsibility towards the offspring of their wives. When
the women get pregnant, I was…

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