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 Family is defined as a group of people who are related by marriage, blood, or adoption and who live together and share economic resources.

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2  Family is defined as a group of people who are related by marriage, blood, or adoption and who live together and share economic resources

3  Sociologists 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.

4  Nuclear family- (Dunphy’s “Modern Family”) defines a family made up of a pair of adults and their children  Extended 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 bonded  consanguine family - a group of people related by biological or blood ties  conjugal/ affinal family- a group of people related by marriage ties  adopted family – (Cam, Mitch, & Lilly- “Modern Family) a group of people related by adoption  blended family- (Brady Bunch; Pritchett-Delgado Family “Modern Family) a family in which at least one adult is a step-parent

5  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.

6  Married Partners  Unwed Partners  Parents  Housewives  Breadwinners  Only Child  Adopted Child  Controversy: Same sex marriage, adoption, teen parents, Male/Female Role Pressure, Child rearing, single parents CONSIDER THESE ROLES WHEN WATCHING THE VIDEO: WHAT DO WE SEE?

7  Birth order is defined as the rank of siblings by age.  First born common traits: Reliable, Conscientious, Structured, Cautious, Controlling, Achievers  Middle Children traits : People-pleasers, Somewhat rebellious, Thrives on friendships, Has large social circle, Peacemaker  Youngest Child traits : Fun-loving, Uncomplicated, Manipulative, Outgoing, Attention-seeker, Self-centered

8  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  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  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?


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