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The Change in Family What is family? When people think of family they think of parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc. Family are the people that we grow up around and they have a big impact on how we see certain things in life. The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary says family is a group of people who are related to each other. However, the definition might shift as people go from being children to adolescence then to adults.
Family gathering is the highlights to some culture. Gathering brings out the tradition and value that signify the love and unity of families and friends. As a kid, my family gathering would be an event that I would look forward to. Amorous stare of my grandparents when they look into one another eyes of the beautiful life they created with their kids. Family gathering with food brings out every aspect in my family such as love, fruitful blessing, and most of all the sweetest gossip.
Questioning whether or not job culture has expanded at the expense of family culture, forces one to consider how they define “family.” The GOP republican platform holds that family starts at the marriage of one man and one woman and includes the subsequent children that follow, and of course we saw in Weston’s book that we are redefining the meaning of family all the time. Families of all sorts are faced with allocating time and resources between family and career. The way society is continuously evolving; the gap between the two, I believe, will grow and grow. If one were to follow a fairly conservative notion of family, traditionally this would include mother staying at home doing what some may consider menial tasks and taking care of the children, a task which also carries a plethora of opinions regarding its importance or difficulty. But if we back way up to a truly traditional sense of family we would look at hunter-gatherer societies because they give us some clues about how family culture evolved.
Now is the time where the stepfamilies stop thinking of themselves as stepfamilies and just consider themselves as a complete family unit. They have learned to deal with any issue that will come between them in the future. Family system theory Family system theory, main focus is on the interaction between the members if the family and they relate to one another, family system theory strongly suggests that family is not just a collection of people but, its defined by the roles and connections between family member(Brown 1999). Consequently the family functions in a social and a cultural environment, and that environment has influence over each other. In order to truly understand the family as a whole you have to look closely at the relationships within try he family.
Throughout the course of this essay I will attempt to address who I classify as kin, my family. During the process of creating my family tree I began by asking myself the questions, “who am I closest with?” and “who has influence me most as a person?” The answers to these questions consisted of lines of bilateral decent; just as the Euro-American system of lineage tends to do these days. Even though I am an only child my extended family tree is quite large. Contrary to only-child stereotypes, I have never felt claustrophobic or overwhelmed in big groups because I’ve been shaped by so many of my relat... ... middle of paper ... ...en to make homemade gnocci, pasta sauce, and drink lots of wine. My father’s side is a mixture of ethnicities.
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