Sociology - Examples of how society shapes family life

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Financially: society affects us by constantly shaping and suggesting particularly through mass media and advertisements to families what they wants and needs that we may or may not be able to afford. These range from housing choices, to schooling choices for college, shopping options, places to go, and things to do for which we would have to invest from our budget.

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Sociologists point to ways in which family life reflects not just individual choices but the structure of society as well. Provide three examples of how society shapes family life.Examples of how society shapes family lifeSociety shapes our family lives in several ways, some of which are:Financially: society affects us by constantly shaping and suggesting particularly through mass media and advertisements to families what they wants and needs that we may or may not be able to afford. These range from housing choices, to schooling choices for college, shopping options, places to go, and things to do for which we would have to invest from our budget. If this constant exposure did not occur, perhaps the family unit would make less biased decisions on how they would spend their dollars.Behaviorally: society affects us by the dyadic division of individuals and groups by preferences, race, language, commonalities, religion, ethnicity, and preferences. If you live in a place where customs are nowhere like what you are used to, you will behaviorally choose to either join them or radically isolate yourself from the group. Since the latter is not the likeliest choice, chances are that in some way or another, regardless of how independently you live, you will still acquire one or two mannerisms from your immediate social circle such as accent, drawl, idioms, intonations, or customs.Intellectually: What society offers us we either take or not. If society offers a higher quality

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