Socialogy- FAMILY

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identity
how we see ourselves and how others see us
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social roles
parts we play in society; each role has its own social norms which tell us how we should act in that role
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family
consists of people we are related to by ties of blood, marriage, adoption, civil partnership or cohabitation. there are many different types of family
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socialisation
the process of learning to become a member of society
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norms
the rules within a culture (e.g.no killing)
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values
ideas about what is worthwhile and important in culture (e.g. human life)
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culture
the way of life of a group; it is learned and shared. the main parts of culture include knowledge, skills, social norms, values and beliefs
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functionalists sociologists
sociologists who 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 person living alone or a group of people who have the same address and share either one meal a day or their living accommodation
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nuclear family
a two-generation family, consisting of parents and their dependant chilren
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marriage
a legally recognised tie between a husband and wife
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extended family
any family larger than a nuclear family. There are different types of extended family
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matrilocal
living with or near to the wife's family
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traditional extended family
a three-generation matrilocal family in which members have frequent face-to-face contact
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patrilocal
living with or near to the husband's 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 termination (ending) of marriage, leaving the couple free to remarry
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secular society
a society that is not ruled by religious beliefs
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serial monogamy
a person has more than one marriage partner in their life time. the main reason for increased serial monogamy is increased divorce rate
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boomerang family
a family in which non-dependant children return home to live with their parents. eg 'children' coming back from university
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lone-parent family
a mother or father living without their partner, and their dependant children
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reconstituted family
a family in which one or both partners have been married before or cohabited before, and has a child or children, creating step relationships
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beanpole family
a tall, narrow extended family often containing 4 or 5 generations
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singlehood
remaining single; the term 'creative single-hood' refers to remaining single as a positive lifestyle choice
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conjugal roles
the roles of husbands and wives or couples who are living together as partners
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housewife
an unpaid role which makes wives financially dependant on their husbands
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symmetrical family
a family in which conjugal roles are similar but not identical (some sociologists use the words 'shared', 'joint' or 'integrated' conjugal roles instead
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househusband
a man with the main responsibility for domestic tasks and childcare, whose partner is the main breadwinner
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dark side of the family
a situation in which family life damages it's members
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domestic violence
threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (phycological, emotional, physical, sexual or financial) committed by a family member against another
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child abuse
harm caused to a child or young person under 18 by an adult
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parts we play in society; each role has its own social norms which tell us how we should act in that role

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social roles

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consists of people we are related to by ties of blood, marriage, adoption, civil partnership or cohabitation. there are many different types of family

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the process of learning to become a member of society

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the rules within a culture (e.g.no killing)

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