SOC101 Ch 11

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SOC101 Ch 11
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Vocabulary terms from sociology textbook chapter 11
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  1. Bilateral Descent
    a system of tracing descent through both the mother’s and father’s sides of the family
  2. Cohabitation
    a situation in which two people live together, and think of themselves as a couple, without being legally married`
  3. Domestic Partnerships
    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 accorded to married heterosexual couples
  4. Dual-Earner Marriages
    marriages in which both spouses are in the labor force
  5. Egalitarian Family
    a family structure in which both partners share power and authority equally.
  6. Endogamy
    cultural norms prescribing that people marry within their social group or category
  7. Exogamy
    cultural norms prescribing that people marry outside their social group or category
  8. Extended Family
    a family unit composed of relatives in addition to parents and children who live in the same household
  9. Family of Orientation
    the family into which a person is born and in which early socialization usually takes place
  10. Family of Procreation
    the family that a person forms by having or adopting children
  11. Homogamy
    refers to the pattern of individuals marrying those who have similar characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, religious background, age, education, or social class
  12. Kinship
    a social network of people based on common ancestry, marriage, or adoption
  13. Marriage
    a legally recognized and/or socially approved arrangement between two or more individuals that carries certain rights and obligations and usually involves sexual activity
  14. Matriarchal Family
    a family structure in which authority is held by the eldest female (usually the mother)
  15. Matrilineal Descent
    a system of tracing descent through the mother’s side of the family
  16. Matrilocal Residence
    the custom of a married couple living in the same household (or community) as the wife’s parents
  17. Monogamy
    a marriage between two partners, usually a woman and a man
  18. Neolocal Residence
    the custom of a married couple living in their own residence apart from both the husband’s and the wife’s parents
  19. Nuclear Family
    a family composed of one or two parents and their dependent children, all of whom live apart from other relatives
  20. Patriarchal Family
    a family structure in which authority is held by the eldest male (usually the father)
  21. Patrilineal Descent
    a system of tracing descent through the father’s side of the family
  22. Patrilocal Residence
    the custom of a married couple living in the same household (or community) as the husband’s family
  23. Polyandry
    the concurrent marriage of one woman with two or more men
  24. Polygamy
    the concurrent marriage of a person of one sex with two or more members of the opposite sex
  25. Polygyny
    the concurrent marriage of one man with two or more women
  26. Second Shift
    the domestic work that employed women perform at home after they complete their workday on the job
  27. Sociology of Family
    the subdiscipline of sociology that attempts to describe and explain patterns of family life and variations in family structure

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