Sociology - Nuclear Family

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  • Nuclear Family
    • Traditional gender roles
      • Parsons
        • Women = expressive, housework childcare and emotion support. Men = instrumental, bread winner etc
      • Leach
        • 'Cereal packet' image of the family - ideological + universal, used in advertising
      • Liberal Feminists
        • socially constructed, ideology puts pressure on women to restrict careers choices + men enjoy kids less
    • Functions
      • Murdock
        • Heterosexual married couple living together with children - most useful and stable for smooth running of society
      • Parsons
        • Sociialisation of children and stabilisation of adult personalities
      • New Right
        • Natural/most stable for society. 'GOLDEN AGE'
      • Morgan
        • Marriage regulates behaviour because of responsibilities


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