Sociology - Families & Households - Vocabulary

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Nuclear Family
Two generations, consisting of parents and immature offspring, living in the same house
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Reconstituted Family
A family consisting of people from other families which have fallen apart (step parents/siblings)
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Cohabitation
Living together in an intimate relationship without being married
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Monogamy
Staying commited to the person you are in a relationship with (not cheating)
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Serial Monogamy
Going into another relationship when the previous has failed, without cheating
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Separation
A couple who live in different places but are not divorced (broken up but not divorced legally)
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Divorce
The legal ending to a marriage
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Empty Shell Marriage
When a couple lives together but they are no longer have an emotional or physical relationship
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Arranged Marriage
When the bride and groom of a hetrosexual marriage are selected by a 3rd party, not them (parents)
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Extended Family - Horizontal
Involves relations such as aunts, uncles, cousins, etc
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Extended Family - Vertical
Consists of three or more generations living in the same household
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Cereal Packet Family
A nuclear family which is presented in advertising as the 'perfect family'
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Polygamy
Having more than one wife/husband/partner at a time (open relationship)
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Polygyny
The state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at one time
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Polyandry
The state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time
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Kinship
Interrelationship between people who are related by blood or law but don't live together
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Conjugal
The roles of a husband and wife within a marriage (traditional) and the roles of the people within a relationship (modern)
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Household
A group of people who share the same accomodation and aren't related
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False Consciousness
False feeling of being happy and contented because of the capitalist society (smoke screen)
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Misogynist
Hater of women
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Meritocracy
Those who try their hardest to get to the top
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Dual Burden
Paid work and domestic work (e.g. a woman who is employed then goes home to do homework with children)
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Triple Shift
Paid work and domestic work and emotional work
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Emotional Work
Putting others before yourself
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Operationalise
Trying to find a specific way to measure a sociological concept
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Power
The ability to make someone do something that they might not otherwise have done
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Marriage Rate
The number of marriages per thousand of the eligable population
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Divorce Rate
Number or divorces per thousand of the married population
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Secularisation
Decline in religious beliefs
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Matrifocal
'Female-headed' families (mothers, aunts, grandmothers)
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Reconstituted Family

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A family consisting of people from other families which have fallen apart (step parents/siblings)

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Cohabitation

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Monogamy

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Serial Monogamy

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