Interpretivist - family life

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  • Interpretivists
    • focused on researching how children see and interpret the world around them
    • critical of functionalist and new right
      • assume that children are simply empty vessels
        • family life is presented as a one-way process in which parenting and socialisation aim to transform children into good citizens
        • this view ignores the fact that children have their own unique interpretation of family life
          • they actively employ in interaction with their parents
    • relationships between parents and children is a two way process
      • children can and do influence the nature and quality of family life
    • Morrow (1998)
      • found that children can be constructive and reflective contributors to family life
      • most children in study had a pragmatic view of their family role
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