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Family:  Basic Concepts

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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  • Family

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

  • Nuclear Family

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

  • Extended Family

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

  • Marriage

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

  • Kinship

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