Family Diversity Quick Fire Q's

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Why do the new right see cohabitation as a problem?
Because they believe cohabitation requires less commitment than marriage and is therefore less stable than marriage, resulting in relationship break-ups and lone-parent families from which children suffer.
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State two criticisms of the New Right view of the family.
It wrongly assumes that husbands and wives’ roles are fixed by biology, Its favoured conventional nuclear family is based on patriarchal oppression and gender inequality
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What is the difference between the conventional and the neo-conventional family?
The conventional family has a traditional gender division of labour between a male breadwinner and a female homemaker. The neo-conventional family is a dual-earner family in which both spouses go out to work.
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What is the divorce-extended family?
It is a family connected by divorce rather than marriage. The key members are usually female and may include former in-laws, or a man’s ex-wife and his new partner.
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What is the individualisation thesis?
The view that we have become freed or disembedded from traditional roles and structures, leaving us with more individual freedom to choose our relationships and how we lead our lives.
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Name two features of postmodernity that make family life more diverse.
society is increasingly fragmented; greater diversity of cultures and lifestyles; people can ‘pick and mix’, creating their identities and lifestyles from a wide range of choices; rapid social change.
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Why does Giddens see same-sex relationships as more likely to be equal?
They are not influenced by traditional norms to the same extent as heterosexual relationships are.
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State two criticisms of the New Right view of the family.

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It wrongly assumes that husbands and wives’ roles are fixed by biology, Its favoured conventional nuclear family is based on patriarchal oppression and gender inequality

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What is the divorce-extended family?

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