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José, a Mexican American, drives a flashy sports car, works out in a gym, and believes that he can "get any woman that he wants."
Which of the following is an example of machismo?
women hold greater authority than men.
A matriarchy is a society in which:
kinship system that favors the relatives of the father.
Patrilineal descent refers to a:
NOT: deep religious commitment.
Black family life has emphasized:
NOT: described the family as the ultimate source of social inequality.
George Murdock:
functionalist perspective
Which sociological perspective notes the ways in which the family gratifies the needs of its members and contributes to the stability of society?
63 percent
About what percentage of divorcees in the U.S. have remarried?
Which of the following terms refers to the marriage of a man to more than one woman at the same time?
the prohibition of sexual relationships between certain culturally specified relatives.
The term "incest taboo" refers to:
men were absent for long periods of time for food-gathering.
Matriarchies emerged among Native-American tribal societies and in nations in which:
economic considerations
Which of the following factors have contributed the most to the shift in public attitudes for married couples to remain childless?
over 80 percent of them had some type of polygamy.
Anthropologist George Murdock sampled 565 societies and found that:
Ted and Tonya have been married to each other for 3 weeks.
Which of the following is the best example of monogamy?
More than 95 percent of all men and women in the U.S. marry at least once during their lifetimes.
Asian Americans
Cohabitation is least common among which racial or ethnic group in the U.S.?
A woman and her husband, her children, her parents, her mother-in-law, her sister, a parakeet, two Irish setters, a cow, and five chickens live together on a farm in the Midwest. This is an example of a:
a sense of virility, personal worth, and pride in one's maleness.
Machismo refers to:
Two examples of endogamy are the incest taboo and former laws that prohibited the marriage of Blacks and Whites in some parts of the U.S.
NOT: Polygny
What is the general term for a marriage in which an individual can have several husbands or wives at the same time?
Feminists suggest that laws in the U.S. traditionally viewed wives and children as the property of the husband. This view reflects the concerns of which sociological perspective?
Although Maria and Juan, a young Mexican-American couple, have formed a nuclear family, they enjoy their parents and relatives and interact with them on a daily basis. This is an example of:
The family is a household unit, and kin do not always live together.
What is the difference between a family and a kin group?
nuclear family.
After his divorce from Wanda, Willy has custody of his two young children. Fortunately, his job allows him to work from home on his computer, and he is able to earn a living to support his family and to spend as much time as necessary supervising and caring for his children. This is an example of a (an):
There are at least five countries in Africa where 20 percent of the men are in polygamous marriages.
NOT: polygamy.
Steve and Mary are married and then get a divorce. Steve then marries Rachel, and they get a divorce, too. Steve remarries Mary and lives with her until she dies. After Mary's death, Steve marries Beth and lives with her until his death. Steve's life would be an example of:
All of these
The increasing divorce rate in the U.S. is attributable to:
NOT: conflict perspective
Which sociological perspective would contend that social scientists need to rethink the notion that families without an adult male present are automatically a cause for concern?