Using the details from THREE of the studies provided ASSESS the view that 'the dark side' of the family is purely a FEMALE and MEDIA CONSTRUCT'

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The question is so hard I don't think I can possibly write 1500- 2000 words on it!!! is my teacher fu*king crazy!! :/ 

The sociologists are: 

Lockhurst (1999) 

Oakley (1974) 

Dobash + Dobash (1979) 

Any help would be appreciated ! xxxx 

Posted Sun 4th March, 2012 @ 19:28 by Emma

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Wow that's kinda hard...

you could use Dobash and Dobash's study about domestic violence to reject the view that th dark side of the family is a female and media construct... they interviewed many domestic violence victims and found that it was a real issue within society and therefore it is not a media construct.

you could also reject the view and say that it's mainly men that are in charge of the media so it cannot be a female construct (((actually, i'm not too sure about that point... it doesn't really make sense :/ sorry :3)))

I don't think i covered the other 2 studies ... sorry :/

hope this confusing comment helps :)

good luck with you essay ^_^

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 11:02 by Fyzah :p