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- Created on: 20-04-21 16:49
- Oakley examined the role of the family in the late 1970s and early 1980s, focusing on what she referred to as the 'conventional family'- a family unit comprising of a married couple and their children.
- Her analysis examined the way in which this was perceived to be the norm in society and how this became a form of social control for individuals in society.
How the Conventional Family Acts as a Form of Control
- Societal expectations of getting married and having children.
- The male is the primary wage earner and the female is the primary caregiver.
- Social pressures to conform represses women's career ambitions and alternative forms of relationships and personal lifestyles.
Changes to the Conventional Family
- Rise of cohabitation and other alternatives to the conventional family began in the 1980s.
- Women's involvement in paid employment saw a…