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Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Outline
Professor:Staff
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
Keywords:
  • Social Disruption
  • Credentialism
  • Interactionist Theory
  • Family Life Course
  • Moderate Size
  • Group Marriage
  • Complementary Needs
  • Matriarchal
  • Social Reality
  • One Child Policy
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Ch. 10 Functions of the family: Functionalist view of family: Reproduction - To perpetuate life families must procreate and provide social and cultural supports for children Socialization - Family serves as a child’s culture transmitting agency Care, protection and emotional support - the family must provide food, clothing, and shelter - family is responsible for shielding, protecting and maintaining children and other dependants in the community - provides intimate contact with other people, and relationships with companionship, love, and security Assignments of status -family confers ascribed statuses that orient a person to interpersonal relationships with parents, siblings, and other kin and orients a person to basic group memberships that include, racial, ethnic, religious, national and community groups Regulation of sexual behavior - societal norms regulate sexual behavior, but a family tends to responsible for reproduction and other functions mentioned Conflict theory: -Marxist class society; men as ...

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