For the assignment, answer the question(s) with one to two paragraphs. Your answer should draw upon the course material and you should cite your sources. For the discussion, your contribution should also draw upon the course material as well as give your own insight/thoughts. Please use proper grammar and spelling.
When we hear people talk about the traditional American family as if it has always been structured in the same way since the Revolutionary War, we know they are simplifying the situation in unrealistic ways. What cultural factors are behind these unrealistic simplifications?
In terms of kinship patterns and family structure, modern industrial societies are, perhaps unexpectedly, most similar to small-scale foraging groups. Why might this be the case. For example, what kinds of cultural needs do these groups share?
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