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Transcript of Family
A nuclear family (a couple and their children)
close relatives living in the same household, often spanning several generations.
Matrilineal- Tracing an individual’s descent through their mother’s side of the family.
A family that provides a permanent home to a child or children through a legal adoption process.
What is family?
In 1949 George Peter Murdock defined
as "a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction." He added that the family "includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children".
A family with one or two parents (traditionally a male and female) and their children.
Patrilineal- Tracing an individual’s descent through their father’s side of the family.
A family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships.
A parent who lives with a child or children and no husband, wife, or partner.
A socially recognized group of two or more individuals joined by kinship (adoption, blood, or marriage).
-American Anthropologist, known for his studies on family
Single Parent Family
Think about the family you live/lived with before coming to college. Would you consider it a nuclear or extended family and how do you know? Write your response on the given sheet of paper (2 min.)
One person from the pair will share out (Approx. 2 min.)
Turn to the person next to you and share your response with your partner. Between you, decide who will share out to the class and whose response will be shared, if your pair is called on (2 min)
Types of families:
Single Parent Family
List and define at least 2 types of families presented
What do you still have questions about?