Sociology Key Terms-Family

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Nuclear Family
Family consisting of adult male + female with one or more children
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Lone Parent Family
Single parent with dependent children.
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Reconstituted Family
A couple with children from previous relationships marry.
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Kin
Relatives based on marriage or genes.
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Polygamy
Marriage involving 2 or more wives or husbands.
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Monogamy
Married couple of opposite sex.
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Same sex Family
Same sex couple living together with children.
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Symmetrical Family
Authority and household tasks are shared between male & female patterns
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Household
Group of people who live together and share things such as meals bills facilities etc.
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Family
Institution responsible for the rearing of children.
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Extended Family
In addition to nuclear family containing other relatives.
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Beanpole Family
Family that is vertically extended but not horizontally extended e.g. grandparents, parents children etc. but not aunts and uncles
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Subculture
A group of people in society who share norms, values, beliefs and attitudes that are in some way different to mainstream culture.
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Culture
All things that are learnt & shared by a society or group & transmitted from generation to generation through socialisation.
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Conjugal Roles
The roles played by husband & wife.
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Expressive role
Home maker role in the family (the wife)
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Instrumental Role
The breadwinner/ provider of the family (the husband)
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Family Diversity
Idea that there is a range of different family types rather than
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Family Practices
Routine actions through which we create our sense of being a family member.
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Family Structure
Composition of a group of people who live together as a unit.
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Feminism
Sociological perspective and political movement that focuses on women's oppression and struggle and the struggle to end it.
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Gender
Social and cultural characteristics of men and women.
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Functionalism
Consensus prospective that sees society based on shared values into which members are socialised
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Marxism
Conflict perspective on the ideas of Karl Marx. It sees society as divided into 2 other opposing classes, one which exploits labour of the other.
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Patriarchy
Rule by the father, society based on make dominance.
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Status
A position in society that a person occupies.
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Social Class
Hierarchy based on differences in wealth income or occupation.
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Socialisation
An individual learns or internalises the accepted ways to behave in society through norms values, customs and culture of any society
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Identity
An individuals sense of self influenced by socialisation and interactions with others. Considered to be a sense of belonging to a community.
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Industrialisation
Shift from agriculture economy to one based on factory production.
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Single parent with dependent children.

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Lone Parent Family

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A couple with children from previous relationships marry.

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Relatives based on marriage or genes.

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Marriage involving 2 or more wives or husbands.

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