Housework, Gender Roles and Domestic Violence

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According to Parsons, which role do men perform - the instrumental or the expressive?
Instrumental
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What type of conjugal roles does the symmetrical family involve?
Joint conjugal roles
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Gershuny believes that men are more likely to do domestic labour if their wives are...
...working full-time
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Give two examples of the commercialisation of housework.
Any from: mass-production by supermarkets, freezers, microwave ovens, ready meals, electrical cleaning equipment
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What is meant by 'gender scripts'?
Expectations or norms that set out the different gender roles that men and women are expected to play.
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What reason does Edgell give for why men have more power to influence family decision-making?
Because they earn more money.
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Suggest two reasons why domestic violence is not simply the behaviour of a few psychologically disturbed individuals.
It's too widespread, and it follows particular social patterns instead of occurring randomly.
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Identify two other groups apart from women who are at risk of domestic violence.
Any from: children/young people, those in low social classes, those who have financial difficulties, those with high levels of drug and alcohol abuse.
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What type of conjugal roles does the symmetrical family involve?

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Gershuny believes that men are more likely to do domestic labour if their wives are...

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Give two examples of the commercialisation of housework.

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What is meant by 'gender scripts'?

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