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Although some cultural variance exists, the primary role of a family in society is to foster an environment where children learn skills, morals and values. Families provide initial socialization for children that shapes ... More »

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Families provide individuals with an important support system, not just during childhood but throughout life, and they provide society with a structure for passing along a culture's values from one generation to the next... More »

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The family affects society in a number of ways including how people socialize, the beliefs people have, communication, lawfulness and economic activities. The family is the basic or smallest unit in every society. More »

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Family values have been defined as the lessons parents teach their children about what is important and valued in the family, such as good morals and self-discipline. Although each family is different, other popular fami... More »

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Ideal culture refers to the idealized system of norms and values that a society claims to believe. The ideal culture exists in tandem with the real culture, which involves the actual values and norms followed by a societ... More »

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Because sociology is the study of human behavior in society, which is governed by values, in one sense sociology cannot be value-free. The goal of sociologists is to be value-neutral, meaning they do not bring their own ... More »

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Sociocultural factors are customs, lifestyles and values that characterize a society or group. Cultural aspects include concepts of beauty, education, language, law and politics, religion, social organizations, technolog... More »

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