Definitions of the Family

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Families in which husband and wife share domestic labour, child-rearing and decision making.
Symmetrical
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Being married to one partner at a time.
Monogamy
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A type of family that has many generations, but few aunts, uncles or cousins.
Beanpole
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Functionalist who suggests that the family and its functions are universal.
Murdock
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A family that has a fundamental structure of a father, a mother and dependent children.
Nuclear
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Theory that suggests that family structures only exist where private property and Capitalism are valued.
Marxism
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A family in which male values, or a male figurehead are particularly dominant.
Patriarchal
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Theory that suggests that the family is not universal, and is in fact a social construction based on cultural norms.
Interactionism
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A family that is 'reformed' with step-relatvies after the breakdown of the parent's previous relationships.
Reconstituted
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Theory that suggests that, although the natural tendency to make families exists, it is often overcome by other desires.
New Right
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The formal dissolution of a legal marriage.
Divorce
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Being married to one partner at a time.

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Monogamy

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A type of family that has many generations, but few aunts, uncles or cousins.

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Functionalist who suggests that the family and its functions are universal.

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A family that has a fundamental structure of a father, a mother and dependent children.

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