Web Search for "Nuclear Family Arrangement" Using Research Paper

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Web Search for "Nuclear Family Arrangement"

Using the search engine Google, the term "nuclear family arrangement" results in a variety of different websites from wikis and scholarly articles, to videos and discussion groups. Google can find more that 2,500,000 results for that particular keyword search, but if your overall purpose for the search was to find support for the thesis: "the nuclear family arrangement is not the only practicable structure for a thriving family environment," one will only be partly satisfied.

The first three results are Wikipedia pages that start with "Nuclear Family," "Culture of the United States," and "Average Joe." The basic assumptions of all three sites is that the nuclear family is still considered the "norm" in American culture, even though demographic data demonstrates that "such households constitute less than a quarter of all households." ("Average Joe") And the very next site is an article that quotes a famous anthropologist who stated that the nuclear family "exists as a distinct and strongly functional group in every known society," ("Nuclear Families") and asserts that the nuclear family is a Western tradition and considered to be "normal.
" There are next some sites dedicated to the definition of the term "nuclear family," which most look at the term from a historical and cultural point-of-view as well as provide statistics about it's decline.

The first real site that actually support the thesis that the nuclear family is not the only way to have a thriving family environment is the McGraw Hill "Online Learning Center." (Kottak) This is an academic site that answers FAQ's about the nuclear family and assert that it is no longer considered to be the only viable family unit.

The most intriguing site that Google provides for results is a 1948….....

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