Family Diversity - Families and Households

What two trends have undermined the patriarchal society?
Greater gender equality and greater individualism
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What is a negative of the negotiated family?
Negotiated families are less stable because individuals are free to leave. This creates more lone-parent families, one person households and re-marriages.
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What is a zombie family?
A family that appears to be alive, but is dead. People want it to be a haven of security in an insecure world, but families cannot provide this due to their own instability.
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What are some criticisms of the individualisation thesis?
Exaggerates how much choice people have about relationships. Ignores the fact that our decisions about relationships are made within social context. Ignores the importance of structural factors (e.g social class).
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What are the five types of family diversity?
Organisational, cultural, social class, generational and life-stage diversity.
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What is a divorce-extended family?
Members are connected by divorce rather than marriage. For example, mother and daughter-in-law.
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What is a 'pure relationship'?
A relationship that exists solely to meet the needs of their partner.
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What are the five types of family diversity?

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