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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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One criterion was to keep the questions consistent with Bowen Theory and the concept nuclear family emotional process.
Moreover, if sibling rivalry is inherent in the nuclear family, so is death, a direct consequence of Adam and Eve's disobedience to God; but death is no less threatening to solitary individuals and members of unaffective families.
While the convergence to nuclear family model in industrial societies was a straightforward, if wrong, model, it is clear that no simple model of change in family forms in post-industrial societies is to be found.
But "for roughly the past two decades, much of American television has been suggesting that the breakdown of the American family does not constitute a social crisis or even a serious problem," and in that context, The Simpsons' unorthodox defense of the nuclear family stands out.
There is merely a wish to point out that what may be so optimal about a nuclear family is that, in this culture, it may simply be the most economically efficient way for a family to ensure that a maximum number of the family's individual and collective needs are met.
We now need to look at the shift from the modern nuclear family to the postmodern permeable family to see how this shift is being echoed in our schools.
Coontz, a historian at Evergreen State College, strives to historicize the contemporary nuclear family, suggesting that our nostalgic images are ideologically based amalgams of crispmate moments.
Using DNA analysis, researchers established that the group consisted of a mother, father and their two sons aged 8-9 and 4-5 years, which is the oldest molecular genetic evidence of a nuclear family in the world so far.
Surprisingly funny and completely understandable to the layperson, A Nuclear Family Vacation is a memorable trip through the looking glass of nuclear annihilation.
She fully shared the radical feminist abhorrence of the nuclear family as the primary patriarchal institution.
Twelve-year-old Anita has always loved her life in the Dominican Republic, living happily among extended family in a compound, but over a period of a few months, as the dictatorship of General Trujillo and his secret police became harsher and harsher, all but Anita's nuclear family depart hurriedly for the US as the underground resistance movement grows, a movement in which Anita's father plays an important and dangerous role.
More recently he's been championing marriage, fatherhood and the nuclear family.

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