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Family: Basic Concepts

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson explore the relationships inherent in family, kinship, marriage, extended family, and nuclear family.

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Terms to Know
Extended Family

A family composed of your nuclear family plus extended relatives such as grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.


A group of two or more people who cooperate economically and are related by blood, marriage, or affiliation.


A culturally patterned social relationship based on common ancestry, marriage, or adoption.


A legal union usually involving economic cooperation, sexual activity, and (sometimes) childbearing.

Nuclear Family

Limiting the scope of family to two adults and their children.