1. Know the characteristics of the traditional family dad= bread winner Mom= caretaker Kids= little rascals
2. Know family forms Married nuclear family (traditional) Blended/step families Grandparents Foster families Gay-lesbian families
3. Know how the familistic package differs from concrete definitions of family a concreate def is "married couple with children under age 18" familistic package is what a family may consist of besides just its members' such as social exchange, economic unit, economy of scale, offer of continuity, short line of communication and sharing in domestic task.
4. Know the difference between traditional, companionate and individualized marriages Traditional: Wives submit to their husbands, as to the Lord and husbands love their wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Companionate: Emotional ties, companion, friendship, romantic love, build family defined roles of spouse and parent. Individualized marriages: Roles were more flexible. Develop own sense of self, not just performance= satisfication. Example: you+me= we
5. Know why marriage and family are referred to as shell institutions. -the events that happen in mariiage and family change and evolve. peole are moving away from the "clear scripts" -1900's scripts= moving from institution to companionship -1960's scripts=moving from companionship to individualized beliefs
6. Be able to describe what a pure relationship is and how that type of relationship relates to the family and democracy.
7. Be able to describe the trends in divorce/family instability Trends of family instability are between the mortality rates between both children and parents. The decline in mortality rates than changed the relationship between children and parents which lead to troubles with marriage which led to divorce rates.
8. Be able to discuss how changes in mortality rates affected marriages and parent-child relationships. Mortality rates have decreased throughout the decades therefore, people live longer and marriages do not last as long. Marriages used to consist of people staying together while they raised their kids, and then dying shortly after, but now that people live longer they must stay together after the children are raised which can be a challenge. Also when the kids get older they start to take care of their parents.
9. Know the trends in non-marital birth rates -the number of non-marital birth rates have gone up beacause society has become much more sexually liberal and also, the poor/lower class is less likely to get married because of the cost of marriage.- Heather Slaughter & Jennifer Cooper
10. Be able to discuss how functionalists view the relationship between the changes in family structures and the social problems. - Believe in a traditional view of family. Marriage should be between a man and a woman, the husband should be the breadwinner while the wife stays at home as a caretaker. If the eife works it creates tension in the home and leads to increase in divorce rates and social problems such as higher drop-out rates and a lower church attendancy.
11. Be able to discuss why Anthony Giddens argues that gay and lesbian couples are revolutionizing relationships.
states that gays have been "pioneers" in creating a "new world" in the concept of relationships. even though it is not the nrom they "have had to be innovators" in a world where they have had to fight acceptance and suffer from the consequences of this fight in a place that is unopen to possibilities
12. Be able to discuss how conflicts theorists view the relationship between the family and other social institutions. I today's society the family supports social institutions such as religion, education, economy, and polity. Conflict theorists believe that these social institutions should support the family.- Katelyn Mauldin & Alex Lamoureux
13. Be able to discuss the day-to-day challenges balancing work and family life, as presented by Gerson. American Family's are working longer hours and not being able to spend time with family life.
14. Be able to discuss the myth associated with workers and the corresponding realities that challenge those myths.
Consumers are spending less=reality