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1By Clare, Sydney, Jana, and Malik FamilyBy Clare, Sydney, Jana, and Malik
2What Is Family?Family is defined as a group of people who are related by marriage, blood, or adoption and who live together and share economic resources
3Sociology and FamilySociologists study family “as an institution and unit of socialization”. Sociologists study gender roles, marriage, divorce, parenting, childhood, and the identities developed with in a family.
4Types of Family:Nuclear family- (Dunphy’s “Modern Family”) defines a family made up of a pair of adults and their childrenExtended family- (Full House) a family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and/or other relatives, who all live in one household.Modified extended family- (Everybody Loves Ray) family form that consists of several generations of a family who keeps separate households but stay emotionally bondedconsanguine family - a group of people related by biological or blood tiesconjugal/ affinal family- a group of people related by marriage tiesadopted family – (Cam, Mitch, & Lilly- “Modern Family) a group of people related by adoptionblended family- (Brady Bunch; Pritchett-Delgado Family “Modern Family) a family in which at least one adult is a step-parent
5The “Typical American Family” They “typical American family” used to be considered to be made up of a single income family with a working father, a stay-at-home-mother, two kids, and maybe even a few pets. How ever, this family model is no longer typical due to changing cultural norms like divorce, remarriage, same sex marriage, adoption, and teenage parents.
6CONSIDER THESE ROLES WHEN WATCHING THE VIDEO: WHAT DO WE SEE? Family Roles:Married PartnersUnwed PartnersParentsHousewivesBreadwinnersOnly ChildAdopted ChildControversy: Same sex marriage, adoption, teen parents, Male/Female Role Pressure, Child rearing, single parentsCONSIDER THESE ROLES WHEN WATCHING THE VIDEO: WHAT DO WE SEE?
7Birth Order Birth order is defined as the rank of siblings by age. First born common traits: Reliable, Conscientious, Structured, Cautious, Controlling, AchieversMiddle Children traits: People-pleasers, Somewhat rebellious, Thrives on friendships, Has large social circle, PeacemakerYoungest Child traits: Fun-loving, Uncomplicated, Manipulative, Outgoing, Attention-seeker, Self-centered
8“Modern Family” Discussion Questions: Describe the 3 types of families portrayed in the show.Which family best represents the “typical American family”?How does the show depict how the definition of family is being changed?What roles and relationships do we see in the show?Are the birth order characteristics consistent with the personalities of the children on the show? How do they relate and differ?
9“Everybody Loves Raymond” Discussion Questions: Describe the type of family we see in the film.Do the characters in the show stick to the traditional roles of mother, father, grandfather, ect.?How does being a modified extended family help/cause conflict?
10“Full House” Discussion Questions: Describe the type of family the Tanners represent.How do roles change as a result of there not being a mother? Who steps up?Why do you think that Michelle’s friend Teddy convinces her that she needs a mother?Although the Tanners do not fit the mold of the traditional American family, what traditional elements do we see?Are the birth order characteristics consistent with the personalities of the Tanner children? How do they relate and differ?