Flashcards in Chapter 14 Deck (25):
process that allows for the transfer of the legal rights, responsibilities, and privileges of parenthood to a new legal parent or parents.
a kinship system in which both sides of a person's family are regarded as equally important.
practice of living together as a male-female couple without marrying.
two unrelated adults who share a mutually caring relationship, reside together, and agree to be jointly responsible for their dependents, basic living expenses, and other common necessities.
authority pattern in which spouses are regarded as equals.
restriction of mate selection to people within the same group.
requirement that people select a mate outside certain groups.
family in which relatives- such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles- live in the same home as parents and their children.
pride in the extended family, expressed through the maintenance of close ties and strong obligations to kinfolk outside the immediate family.
set of people related by blood, marriage or some other agreed on relationship, or adoption, who share the primary responsibility for reproduction and caring for members of society.
conscious or unconscious tendency to select a mate with personal characteristics similar to one's own.
the prohibition of sexual relationships between certain culturally specified relatives.
the state of being related to others.
A sense of virility, personal worth, and pride in one's maleness.
society in which women dominate, in family decision making.
a kinship system in which only the mother's relatives are significant.
form of marriage in which one woman and one man are married to each other.
A married couple and their unmarried children living together.
society in which men dominate in family decision making.
kinship system in which only the father's relatives are significant.
form of polygamy in which a woman may have more than one husband at the same time.
form of marriage in which an individual may have several husbands or wives simultaneously.
form of polygamy in which a man may have more than one wife at the same time.
form of marriage in which a person may have several spouses in his or her lifetime, but only one spouse at a time.