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Define conjugal roles
Roles that the husband and wife take on in the family
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Sociologist who talks about segregated and joint conjugal roles?
Elizabeth Bott
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Define joint conjugal roles
where couples share tasks such as housework and childcare and spend their leisure time together
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Define segregated conjugal roles
where the couple have separate roles: a males breadwinner and a female homemaker, as in Parsons instrumental and expressive roles. Their leisure activities also tend to be separate
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What role does the husband perform according to Parsons?
Instrumental role - geared towards achieving success at work so that he can provide for the family financially. He is the break
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What role does the wife perform according to Parsons?
Expressive role - towards primary socialisation of the children and meeting the family's emotional needs. She is the homemaker, a full time housewife rather than a wage earner
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Criticisms of Parsons (March of progress)
Young and Willmott argue that men are now taking a greater share of domestic tasks and more wives are becoming wage earners w
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Criticisms of Parsons (Feminists)
Feminists sociologists reject Parsons' view that the division of labour is natural. In addition, they argue that it only benefits men
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Young and Willmott say the rise of the symmetrical family is due to a number of reasons. What are they?
Changes in women's positions, Geographical mobility, New technology and Higher standards of living
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Name three ways the roles of husbands and wives are now much more similar
Women now go out to work, although this may be part time rather than full time, men now help with housework and childcare, couples now spend their leisure time together instead of separately with workmates or female relatives
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Define dual burden
when a person is responsible for two jobs. usually applied to women who are in paid work but also responsible for domestic labour
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Define emotion work
the work involved in meeting the emotional needs of other people
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Define triple shift
some sociologist argue that women carry out a triple burden of housework, paid work and emotion work
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Feminists view of the impact of paid work
Many feminists argue that, in reality, the extent of this is limited: women still continue to shoulder a dual or triple burden
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The impact of paid work for women
There is some evidence that a woman in paid work leads to more equality in the division of labour, especially if she work full-time
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