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Family and Kinship

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  • Definition and features (MacIver’s features);
  • Functions of family to be discussed explaining the reasons for its universal existence.
  • Types of family: consanguineous and conjugal family (family of origin and procreation), matriarchal and atriarchal
    family (matripotestal, patripotestal and
    avuncupotestal), 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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