Family and Kinship

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  • Definition and features (MacIver’s features)
  • Functions of the family to be discussed explaining the reasons for its universal existence.
  • Types of the family:
    (i) Consanguineous and conjugal family (family of origin and procreation),
    (ii) The Diverse forms of Family: Matriarchal and atriarchal family (matripotestal, patripotestal, and avuncupotestal),
    (iii) Nuclear and joint families
  • Structural changes (disintegration of the joint family), functional changes
  • Factors responsible for the changes
  • Small family norm
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