Family Patterns

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Essay #: 071477
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Family patterns
This paper will examine two not typical nuclear family patterns, both of which are driven by economic need and made possible by cultural and global forces as well as strong ‘familial’ bonds. The family types discussed will be those in the poor African –American communities studied and described by Carol Stack in her two chapters as well as the translational families from The Philippines studies and described by 
Rhacel
 Salazar 
Parrenas
. 
Carol Stack studied poor African –American families in a community during 1970s. She observed that the majority of the population is seldom able to accumulate the basic necessities for daily living (food, clothes, and shelter) and thus trade of and for necessities occurs between family...
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.....plains for example why most save very little money for themselves.
The family types described in this paper are far from the typical nuclear family model. The two cases prove that various types of no-so-nuclear families are emerging as a response to globalization and other economic forces. By changing in pattern, these families are proving to be resilient. In both cases they are necessary because of economic need but also made possible because of social and cultural values.
Works cited:
Salazar 
Parrenas
, Rachel. Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration and Domestic Work. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Print.
Stack, Carol. All our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community. New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Print.