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36 Cards in this Set

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a socially approved mating relationship that is expected to be stable and enduring
a cultural defined rule for behavior
Common-law Marriage
a non ceremonial form of a marriage established by cohabitation or evidence of consummation (sexual intercourse)
the act of marrying one person while still legally married to another
defined in this book as intimate environment in which two or more people live together in committed relationship, see their identity as importantly attached to the group and share close emotional ties and functions
Fictive kin
Non relatives who are accepted as part of the family
Nuclear family
a family made up of a wife and their biological or adopted kids
Incest taboo
cultural norms and laws that for bid sexual intercourse between close blood relatives such as brother and sister, father and daughter, mother and son
A cultural rule requiring that people marry or have sexual relations only within their own particular group
A cultural rule requiring people to marry outside of their particular group
the process of acquiring the language, accumulated knowledge attitudes beliefs and values of one’s society and culture and learning the social interpersonal skills needed to function effectively in society
pattern of behavior attached to particular status or position in society
Primary groups
important people such as family members and close friends characterized by close long lasting intimate and face to face interaction
Secondary groups
groups characterized by impersonal and short term relationships in which people work together on common tasks or activities
Social class
a category of people who have a similar standing or rank based on wealth, education, power, prestige and other valued resources
Family of orientation
the family into which a person is born
Family of procreation
the family a person marries into or they adopt children into
Kinship system
a network of people who are related by blood, marriage or adoption
Extended family
a family in which two or more generations live together or in close procimity
the practice of having only one husband or wife
Serial monogamy
marrying several people one at a time that marriage ends in divorcing, remarrying, divorcing again and so on
a form of marriage in which one woman or one man has two or more spouses
Baby boomers
a person being born post world war II between 1946-1964
Micro level perspective
a sociological perspective that focuses in small scale patterns od social interaction in specific settings
Macro level perspective
a sociological perspective that focuses on large scale patterns that characterize society as a whole
the conformity of ethnic group members to the culture of the dominant group including intermarriage
Cultural Pluralism
the degree to which immigrants maintain aspects of their original cultures while living peacefully with the other host culture
the process of adapting to the language, values, beliefs, roles, and other characteristics of host culture
Minority Group
a group of people who may be treated differently or unequally because of their physical or cultural characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, religion or skin color
Racial Group
a category of people who share physical characteristics such as skin color that members of a society consider socially important
Ethnic Group
a set of people who identify with a common national origin or cultural heritage
Racial-ethnic group
a group of people with distinctive racial and cultural characteristics
an attitude that prejudges people usually in a negative way
An act that treats people unequally or unfairly
A belief that people of one race are superior or inferior to others
Racial socialization
a process in which parents teach their children to negotiate race related barriers and experiences in a racially stratified society and to take pride in their ancestry