The Ideology of the Nuclear Family

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The Nuclear Family:

  • Consists of two generations - parents and children.
  • Adults have responsibility for the children who are their own or adopted.

Ideology of the Nuclear Family:

  • The most acceptable way of being.
  • The prevalent in the mass media.

Leach (1967):

  • Referred to the 'Cereal Packet Image'.
  • The male breadwinner/female housewife with 2 kids…


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