Sociology - Families and Households Definitions

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Monogamy
One husband and One wife
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Patriarchal
Authority held by males
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Matriarchal
Authority held my females
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Nuclear Family
Two generations; Parents and children
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Reconsituted Family
Where parents from preivous marriages have re-married which children of previous relationships
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Polyandry
One women with two or more men
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Polygyny
One man with two or more men
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Beanpole Family
A multi-generational extended family resulting in a long and thing family tree, with few cousins and aunts. This is because of less kids being born and people living longer.
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Civil Partnership
Same sex marriage
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Serial Monogamy
Having a series of monogamous marriages
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Arranged marraige
Partner of similar background and status chosen by the parents
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Polygamy
Being married to more than one partner at the same time - includes polygyny and polyandry
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Extended family
All kin including and beyond the nuclear family
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Classic extended family
An extended family sharing the same household or living near each other
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Modified extended family
An extended family living far apart but keeping in touch regularly through facebook, emails, skype and so on
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Symmetrical Family
Males and Females having similar roles and duties
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Lone parent family
One parent looking after the children - may be from divorce, death or seperation
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Gay or lesbian family
Same sex couples with children
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Single person household
An individual living alone
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Authority held by males

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Patriarchal

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Authority held my females

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Two generations; Parents and children

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Where parents from preivous marriages have re-married which children of previous relationships

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