Family

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In the context of human society, a family (from familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family") or some combination of these.wikipedia
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Human

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In the context of human society, a family (from familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family") or some combination of these.
Humans create complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to political states.

Nuclear family

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Anthropologists generally classify most family organizations as matrifocal (a mother and her children); conjugal (a wife, her husband, and children, also called the nuclear family); avuncular (for example, a grandparent, a brother, his sister, and her children); or extended (parents and children co-reside with other members of one parent's family).
A nuclear family, elementary family or conjugal family is a family group consisting of two parents and their children (one or more).

Immediate family

Members of the immediate family may include spouses, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters.
The immediate family is a defined group of relations, used in rules or laws to determine which members of a person's family are affected by those rules.

Genealogy

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The field of genealogy aims to trace family lineages through history.
Genealogy (from γενεαλογία "the making of a pedigree") is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages.

Family economics

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The family is also an important economic unit studied in family economics.
Family economics applies economic concepts such as production, division of labor, distribution, and decision making to the study of the family.

Household

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However, producing children is not the only function of the family; in societies with a sexual division of labor, marriage, and the resulting relationship between two people, it is necessary for the formation of an economically productive household.
It may also consist of a single family or another group of people.

Marriage

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However, producing children is not the only function of the family; in societies with a sexual division of labor, marriage, and the resulting relationship between two people, it is necessary for the formation of an economically productive household.
Group marriage (also known as multi-lateral marriage) is a form of polyamory in which more than two persons form a family unit, with all the members of the group marriage being considered to be married to all the other members of the group marriage, and all members of the marriage share parental responsibility for any children arising from the marriage.

Social group

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In the context of human society, a family (from familia) is a group of people related either by consanguinity (by recognized birth), affinity (by marriage or other relationship), or co-residence (as implied by the etymology of the English word "family") or some combination of these.

Sudanese kinship

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Sudanese kinship, also referred to as the descriptive system, is a kinship system used to define family.

Omaha kinship

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Omaha kinship is the system of terms and relationships used to define family in Omaha tribal culture.

Eskimo kinship

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Eskimo kinship or Inuit kinship is a category of kinship used to define family organization in anthropology.

Hawaiian kinship

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Hawaiian kinship, also referred to as the generational system, is a kinship system used to define family.

Crow kinship

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Crow kinship is a kinship system used to define family.

Brother

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Although the term typically refers to a familial relationship, it is sometimes used endearingly to refer to non-familial relationships.

Sister

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Although the term typically refers to a familial relationship, it is sometimes used endearingly to refer to non-familial relationships.

Uncle

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"Uncle-in-law" is the husband of one's aunt, or the uncle of one's spouse.
Uncle (from avunculus the diminutive of avus "grandfather") is a male family relationship or kinship within an extended or immediate family.

Parent

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Orphans without adoptive parents can be raised by their grandparents or other family members.

Kinship

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Although early western cultural anthropologists and sociologists considered family and kinship to be universally associated with relations by "blood" (based on ideas common in their own cultures) later research has shown that many societies instead understand family through ideas of living together, the sharing of food (e.g. milk kinship) and sharing care and nurture.
Family relations can be represented concretely (mother, brother, grandfather) or abstractly by degrees of relationship (kinship distance).

Son

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The Arabic word for son is ibn. Because family and ancestry are important cultural values in the Arab world and Islam, Arabs and most Muslims (e.g. Bruneian) often use bin, which is a form of ibn, in their full names.

Family law

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Many countries (particularly Western) have, in recent years, changed their family laws in order to accommodate diverse family models.
Family law (also called matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

Community

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The word "families" can be used metaphorically to create more inclusive categories such as community, nationhood, global village, and humanism.

Interpersonal relationship

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Michel Foucault, in his systematic study of sexuality, argued that rather than being merely repressed, the desires of the individual are efficiently mobilized and used, to control the individual, alter interpersonal relationships and control the masses.
The context can vary from family or kinship relations, friendship, marriage, relations with associates, work, clubs, neighborhoods, and places of worship.

Max Weber

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According to the work of scholars Max Weber, Alan Macfarlane, Steven Ozment, Jack Goody and Peter Laslett, the huge transformation that led to modern marriage in Western democracies was "fueled by the religio-cultural value system provided by elements of Judaism, early Christianity, Roman Catholic canon law and the Protestant Reformation".

Matrilineality

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Matrilineality is a form of kinship system in which an individual's family membership derives from and is traced through his or her mother's lineage.
The Morgan-Engels thesis that humanity's earliest domestic institution was not the family but the matrilineal clan soon became incorporated into communist orthodoxy.

Discrimination

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These include the right to decide on issues regarding the number of children born, family planning, contraception, and private life, free from coercion and discrimination; as well as the right to access health services and adequate information.
These include age, caste, criminal record, height, disability, family status, gender identity, gender expression, generation, genetic characteristics, marital status, nationality, colour, race and ethnicity, religion, sex and sex characteristics, sexual orientation, social class, species, as well other categories.