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SOA 112 1st EditionExam 1 Study GuideAmerican Family 112Review Guide, Exam OneDefine the family.Understand and identify the types of families.- Isolated nuclear family-- Two earner family-- Single parent- - Childless/Post child family- - Domestic Partnership- - Chosen Family-- Blended Family- - Extended Family-Define Sociology.Sociology- Study of human behavior in society. Scientific way to think about society and its influence on humans: includes the study of social behavior and social change.Understand the concept “sociological imagination.”- Social Imagination- The ability to see the societal patterns that influence the individual as well as groups of individualsUnderstand the term “patriarchy.”- Patriarchy- A male dominated societyBe able to discuss power within the family:- Man being the most powerful through divined power - Woman following orders from her powerful husband- Children follow orders from fatherWhat are the functions of the family for society both today and at the various times in history discussed in class?Be able to compare/contrast families in 1600 North America to today.Discuss the material from Frontier House.Function of Families 300 Years Ago- Responsible for the economy, education, politics, religion- Took care of sick, mentally ill, elderly- Responsible for the transfer of job skills and craf- Policed and protect- Fought wars (mostly men/ women nursed and cooked)Function of Family Today- Regulation of sexual behavior (as long as sexual relationship is seen as normal: heterosexual, not a huge age difference, etc.)- Social placement (family’s name, job, home location)- Reproduction (when someone sees a person with a baby, they assume the baby belongs to said person)- Socialization- Economic cooperation (paying bills) - Care, protection, and intimacy - Families are more isolated from other, other family members, and community- Rely on outside institutions for survival and growth (outside institutions grow, produce, and sell us food, clothes, furniture, homes, etc.)- Have less functions and responsibilities than past families Discuss the family transition in terms of family function. (family that did everything, to family reliant on outside institutions)What are some of the consequences to taking tasks/roles away from the American family? (positive and negative)What are the three main causes of change in the family?- Changes in economy - Demography (changes in population), reduction in marriage, fertility and aging population- Changes and transformation of women’s roleDiscuss the role of religion in early America.Value of Religion:- Escape persecution- Wanted religious way of life- Religious way of life was strictly adhered to children at an early age. Children taught avoid sinful behavior and fear going to hell- Adults told children bad things (pet died, arm broken, etc.) happened because of their sins to scare them into holinessWhat were the men, women and children’s roles in the family for the Puritans?What role did the community play in Puritan family life?Discuss marriage and childrearing for the Puritans.- Marriage was an economical arrangement and children were birthed to work on the farm. More children meant more labor. What roles did the family play in Puritan life?What changes occurred in the American family that changed Puritan family life?- DiversityHow did marriage and child roles change during the late 1600s?Talk about the family transition from 1600 to 1800.How did diversity affect early America?Discuss the lives of Native American families.- Over 40 different American Indian tribes- Tribes broken into clans- In 1600s, population between 85,000- 2,000,000- Estimated 240 different groups/ tribes of people—all different language cultures, family structure, etc. - Each had its own economy and way of life Discuss the lives of black slave families.Discuss the affect of white settlers on Native Americans.- Racism- Land ownership- Wealth/ greed- Disease- Religion/ culture- Religious transformation: horses, firearm, metal, alcohol, assimilation - Large population decline- disease, war, by 1670 10% of New England Native Americanssurvived - By 1700’s, California had the largest population of Native Americans - California= too west- Disease How is the telling of history problematic to both Native Americans and slaves in America? Media?The media does not discuss how great African slaves and Native Americans were before they were colonized and destroyed by Europeans. Discuss laws in relation to the treatment and freedoms of slaves in America.Discuss the information on the first American slaves from the film Slavery in America.Portions of the films Jesus Camp , the Scarlet Letter and The Crucible were shown in class. Be able to answer questions about these pieces.Discuss the changes occurring in the African American family during the


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