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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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The nuclear family or elementary family is a term used to define a family group consisting of a pair of adults and their children.
The elder sister Sonali wishes to get married in a joint family with lots of family members around whereas the younger Nirali feels nauseated at the thought of a joint family and wants to have a nuclear family living separately with her husband and kids.
Amazonian men's houses patently co-exist with the nuclear family (Shapiro 2009), but what of Melanesia, where the degree of misogyny is even more profound (Gregor and Tuzin 2001)?
According to lead researcher Dr Wolfgang Haak of the University of Adelaide, "By establishing the genetic links between the two adults and two children buried together in one grave, we have established the presence of the classic nuclear family in a prehistoric context in Central Europe - to our knowledge the oldest authentic molecular genetic evidence so far.
Indeed it would seem that the "good old days" of the nuclear family has gone by the wayside.
If only 25 percent of American families fit the characteristics of the traditional nuclear family, and 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, why do we persist in defining the nuclear family as normative?
The nuclear family exists in the public imagination as a set of powerful representations projected from a number of discursive sites such as the media, popular culture, consumerism, political rhetoric and welfare policy and so on.
Few feminists would have gone that far, but many were convinced that marriage existed for the benefit of men and that the nuclear family must be destroyed.
More recently he's been championing marriage, fatherhood and the nuclear family.
Opt out of the nuclear family or convert it into the Factory.
But the nuclear family itself is a rather recent phenomenon: go back a couple more generations and "traditional family" meant an extended set of relatives covering three or more generations.
The protection of the nuclear family unit and the respect of elders in commandment number 4 is just that, number 4.

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