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FAMILY AND SOCIALISATION

SOCIETY

Made up of individuals
People have to learn how to COMMUNICATE and CO-OPERATE if they want to live
together
Family teaches us how to live and survive in society
When children are born they are completely DEPENDENT on adults:
o Takes long time to learn skills…

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS IN THE UK

o Families in the UK don't all live in the same kind of households, or have the same
relationships
o People follow different traditions, choose different lifestyles etc.
o Family relationships change as people get older

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAMILY…

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o Common for families to live near to each other- shared responsibilities

ARRANGED MARRIAGES

Traditional UK family-children over 18 expected to make own choices about life
In some HINDU, SIKH AND MUSLIM families, the older people try to preserve the traditional
extended family and keep control of young people choices…

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THE FAMILY HAS DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS

Not all families fulfil their functions very well- DYSFUNCTIONAL families

THE REPRODUCTIVE ROLE OF THE FAMILY

Societies need to maintain themselves by bringing children into the world
We have to ensure that the children are kept alive and grow up to fit into society
Family…

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GENDER ROLES IN THE FAMILY

Men and women have different roles
One of the reasons for this is BIOLOGICAL:
o Women give birth to children, and feed them in first few months of their life- babies
rely most on mother
o Gives women a role men can't take on
o…

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EARLY SOCIALIZATION INTO GENDER ROLES

Traditional gender roles are still followed in some cultures
Boys and girls are socialized to have different attitudes, interests and values.
Baby girls praised to be "pretty", "cute" etc. while boys are "big", "tough" etc.
Mothers more emotionally warm to girls and more encouraging of…

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