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

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Snizek
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
Keywords:
  • Egalitarian Authority
  • Matriarchal Authority
  • Group Marriage
  • Family Life Course
  • Patriarchal Authority
  • Cross-Cultural Sample
  • Nuclear Family
  • Complementary Needs
  • Matriarchal
  • Civil Union
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Final Exam Text Notes Chapter 10 – The Family “Protecting family” was ranked at the top of 57 personal values by a majority of survey respondents in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. -Structure of the Family: A Global ViewDefinition: Family (traditionally defined by sociologists) – social group whose members are related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption and live together, cooperate economically, and care for the young • A number of sociologists suggest that it would be better to dispense with the concept of “family” altogether and focus instead upon “sexually bonded primary relationships.” • Some are unhappy with this definition, arguing that psychological bonds and intimacy are what families are all about; they see the family as a close-knit group of people who care about and respect each other. ○ A growing # of judges and legislators are now extending to qualifying domestic partners some of the benefits traditionally accorded to married heterosexuals, including health benefi...

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