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27 Cards in this Set

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relationships in which people live together with commitment, form an economic unit and care for any young, and consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group.
a social network of people based on common ancestry, marriage, or adoption.
the family into which a person is born and in which early socialization usually takes place.
family of orientation
the family that a person forms by having or adopting children.
family of procreation
a fmaily unit composed of relatives in addtion to parents and children who live in the same household.
extended family
a family composed of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of who live apart from other relatives.
nuclear family
a marriage between two partners, usually a woman and a man.
the concurrent marriage of a person of one sex with two or more members of the opposite sex
the conurrent marriage of one man with two or more women.
the concurrent marriage of one woman with two or more men.
a system of tracing descent through the fathers side of the family
patrilineal descent
a system of tracing descent through the mothers side of the family
matrilineal descent
a system of tracing descent through both the mothers and fathers sides of the family.
bilateral descent
a family structure in which authority is held by the eldest maale (usually the father.)
patriarchal family
a family structure in which authority is held by the eldest female (usually the mother)
matriarchal family
a family structure in which both partners share power and authority equally
egalitarian family
the custom of a married coup living in the same household (or community as the husbands family.
patrilocal residence
the custom of married couple living in the same household (or community) as the wifes parents.
matrilocal residence
the custom of a married couple living in their own residence apart from both the husbands and the wife's parents.
neolocal residence
cultural norms prescribing that peopl emarry within their social group or category
the practice of marrying outside ones own social group or category.
the subdiscipline of sociology that attempts to describe and explain patterns of family life and variations in family structure.
sociology of family
the sharing of a household by one man and one woman who are not related to each other by kinship or marriage.
household partnerships in which an unmarried couple lives together in a committed, sexually intimate relationship and is granted the same rights and benefits as those accroded to married hetero sexual couples.
domestic partnerships
the pattern of individuals marrying those who have similar characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, religous background, age, education, or social class.
marriages in which both spouses are in the labor force.
dual earner marriages
the domestic work that employed women perform at home after they complete their workday on the job.
second shift