Family Diversity- Theorys and Cricticisms

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Murray- Reponse to Family Diversity
New Right- Decline of nuclear family and rise of family diversity caused higher crime rates and educational failure. Lone-Parent families are 'unnatural' and encourages a 'dependency culture'
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Criticisms of Murray
Feminists- The Nuclear family oppresses women and keeps them fianically bound to thier husband. The Rapoports see diversity see it as a reponse to people's different needs e.g. gay couples.
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Chester- Reponse to Family Diversity
The importance and extent has been exaggerated and sees the Nuclear Family as dominant but now there is the 'neo-coventional' where both wife and husband go out to work and is more equal.
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Criticisms of Chester
Rapoports- Suggest that their is a variety of different family types.
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Morgan- Reponse to Family Diversity
Is a reponse to society becoming more fragmented. Family is 'what people do' not a concrete 'thing' in society as it has becomed more blurred within family relationships.
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Cheal- Reponse to Family Diversity
Has increased due to what family we create. No single type of family is domiant.
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Cricticisms of Cheal
Greater freedom of choice is more instabilty and more likely to break up.
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Giddens-Reponse to Family Diversity
More Equality between men and women and are free define thier relationship for themselves instead of society and religon e.g. choice to cohabit or marry.
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Cricticisms of Giddens
He even points out himself that personal relationships are unstable and more likely to spilt.
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Weeks- Reponse to Family Diversity
Less Stigma towards cohabitation and homosexuality due to changing attiudes since 1950.
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Cricticisms of Weeks
Despite the changing attiudes- family patterns tend to be traditional e.g. most children are brought up by couples and divorcees remarry. This has lead to increase of domestic violence due to men expriencing anxiety over thier role.
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Feminists- The Nuclear family oppresses women and keeps them fianically bound to thier husband. The Rapoports see diversity see it as a reponse to people's different needs e.g. gay couples.

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Chester- Reponse to Family Diversity

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Morgan- Reponse to Family Diversity

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