Key terms - Family

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Family
Consists of people who are by blood,marriage,adoption,civil partnership or cohabitation
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Functionalists
Sociologists wgo believe that each part of society has roles to fulfil in order that society can survive as a whole
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A household
One or more people who live under the same address and share meals or their living accommodation
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Nuclear family
A two generation family consisting of the parents and their depedant children
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Extended family
Any family larger than a nuclear family in the same household
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Traditional extended family
A three generation matrilocal family in which family members have frequent face to face contact
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Boomerang family
A family in which non depedent children return home
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Lone parent family
When a mother of father are living alone witht their children.
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Reconstituted family
A family in which one or both parents have been in other relationships and have had children creating 'step relationships'
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Beanpole family
A tall narrow extended family often contains 4 generations
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Symmetrical family
A family in which conigual roles are similar but not identical
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Marriage
A legally recongised tie between a husband and wife
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Matrilocal
Living with or near to the wifes family
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Patrilocal
Living near or with the husbands family
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Neolocal
The couple set up their own home
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Cohabitation
Living together as partners without being married
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Divorce
The legal ending of a marriage
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Secular society
A society that is not ruled by relgious beliefs
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Serial monogamy
A person has more than one marriage in their life time
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Singlehood
Remaining single or 'creative singlehood' for a postive lifestyle
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Conjugal roles
The roles of husbands and wives or couple who are living together as partners
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Housewife
An unpaid role which makes wives financally dependent on their husband
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Househusband
A man with the main responsibility for domestic tasks and childcare, whose partner is a bread winner
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The dark side of the family
A situation in which family life damages its menbers
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Domestic violence
Threating behaviour, violence or abuse commited by a family member against another
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Child abuse
Harm caused to an under 18 year old by an adult
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Sociologists wgo believe that each part of society has roles to fulfil in order that society can survive as a whole

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Functionalists

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One or more people who live under the same address and share meals or their living accommodation

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A two generation family consisting of the parents and their depedant children

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Any family larger than a nuclear family in the same household

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