SOCIOLOGY - Couples

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Instrumental Role
Parsons - achieving success, male, breadwinner
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Expressive Role
Parsons - primary socialisation of children, meeting emotional needs, full-time housewife
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Bott
Conjugal Roles
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Joint conjugal roles
couple shares tasks and spends leisure time together
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Segregated conjugal roles
male breadwinner, female homemaker, separate leisure
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Symmetrical Family
role of husbands and wives now more similar (march of progress)
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Reasons for Symmetrical Family (4)
Changes in women's position, geographical mobility, new technology and higher standards of living
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Oakley
Feminist view of housework
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Cultural explanation of inequality
Division of labour determined by patriarchal norms and values
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Material explanation of inequality
Economically rational for women to do more housework and childcare and vice versa
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Evidence for cultural explanation
Dunne: lesbian couples have more symmetrical relationships bc of absence of traditional het gender scripts
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Evidence for material explanation
Kan: for every £10'000 a year more a women earns, she does 2 hours less housework/week
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Allowance system
Husbands give wives allowance to budget family needs
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Pooling system
Both partners have access to income and joint responsibility for expenditure
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Decision making
V important: husband alone/last say --- Important: joint --- Less important: wife
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Radical feminist explanation of female violence
Emphasises role of patriarchal ideas, cultural values + institutions
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Materialist explanation
emphasises economic factors eg lack of resources
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Parsons - primary socialisation of children, meeting emotional needs, full-time housewife

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Expressive Role

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Conjugal Roles

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couple shares tasks and spends leisure time together

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male breadwinner, female homemaker, separate leisure

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