Understanding Marriage and Family
According othe functionalis perspective the family institution helps society solve the
Regulation f sexual behavior
Replacement of members throughreproduction
Care children, sick, and elderly
Fix social placement and establish status
6. Economic security
How societies organize activitiesto solve these problems varying from society society
societies become more complex, some functions original to the family institution may
have moved another institution been absorbed intoa new institution For example,
in the United States, protection children sick and elderly have moved
away from the family institution and into the new institution of health care and some
caretaking rotection has been taken over by the government institution
Once the institutional patterns are identified we can then ask who benefits from these
patterns and how they benefit. According to the conflict perspective, some societal
benefit more imparticular institution patterns than others Who would benefit
having ar institutional pattern (value) that says women should not bare their breasts
available for family institution. Is it okay for people have more than one
marriage partner? Is it okay for males, bu not females? How does this benefit society?
Whichgroups benefit from each pattern?
After completing this SocioOuest, you should be able to
Understand a variety of concepts related t family organization
Demonstrate how institutional societal need;
Analyze h particular groups benefit from institutional pattern;
Analyze how institutional patterns contribute larger social issues
Part Exploring Family Structure
Read Overview Parts 1 and 2; Marriage Rules and 2: Residence Rules
Define following concepts:
Identify the following for the United States and alternative patterns that are possible Be
sure touse tenninology
Marriage Pariner Selection
Part Socialization Children
the ERIC Digestandread the article Parenting Styles and lts Correlares The
link is: hup: w/www.ericdigces.org/ 1999- -4/parenting him
Identify the four parenting list the consequences each style.
Visit your favorito internet engine Conduct for Life Skills Visit three
United States. Please include the ORL the sites visited
Doyou agree that these skills will help people be successful the United States?
How dowe learn these life skills?
Part Analyzing Family Issues
Identify family issues/problems in existence inthe United States and list whan you think
are the causo(s) Fibe issues/problem you are having difficulty thinking five.
your interner search engine and conduct search for famili issues. For example,
have noticed that many families have uble paying childeare Some
probahle causes the high cost childeare Limited number Equalified
childeare providers women usually occupy low paying positions, and families cannot
rely other relatives (grandmother for childcare
For three of your family issues, think about the family institutional patterns and identify
one change that could be made help alleviate the issue. For example increase the
number qualified childcare providers, the government could provide subsidy to
providersto increase their low pay omake such noccupation more attractive!
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