Personal life perspective

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  • Personal life perspective
    • Interactionists and postmodernist
    • Looks at the meanings individuals give to the word family
      • fictive kin
      • Pets
      • Dead relatives
    • Bottom up approach
    • Looks at wider relationships rather than traditional family (blood)
    • Stuart et al- Donor conceived children
      • Question who is family
      • Parents emphasise the importance of social relationships
      • Helps see the different meanings to 'family'
    • Evaluation
      • Strengths
        • Understands different perspectives rather than traditional family
      • Weaknesses
        • Too board. doesn't consider whats special about traditional family

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