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Postmodernism and the family.

Asses sociologist explanation of the nurture and extent of family diversity today. (24 marks)

The postmodernist perspective rejects the modernists' belief in progress and their belief that we
can have certain knowledge of society that enables us to improve it. In the postmodernist view
society is…

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Morgan (1996) argues that it is pointless trying to make generalisations about the "family" as if it is
one single thing, as functionalist do. Instead sociologist should focus on how people create their own
diverse family types and practices.

In the modernist view Robert Chester (1985) recognises that there has…

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The extent of the nuclear family is so diverse that it is almost impossible to define it.

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