Sociology conjugal roles (family)

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Postmodernism
Conjugal roles are based on choice (Alan + Crow). Couples develop their conjugal roles based on individual circumstances
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Young + Willmott
Equal partnership. Men + women share roles, roles are symmetrical
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Dunscombe + Marseden
Less equal. Women have taken on an economic role, leading to a triple shift. Women are now expected to do it all.
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Connell
More shared. Identitied 4 types of masculinity - Hegemonic (traditional + instrumental), complciit (new types of men), marginalised (women who have to work to help with financial work) subordinate (Gay men are viewed differently)
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Bernard
Husband benefits more from marriage than the wife. They have successful carrers, high income, status and mentally +physically better health. Women suffer from stress + anxiety. Being a housewife makes women sick.
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Catherine Hakim
Preference theory - Women actively choosing to do it all.
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How many stay at home dads
1% of families
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How are conjugal roles symmetrical
Relationships are seen to be romantic but when it goes, they get into discontent. Now people can agree and when they are unhappy they have an option of divorce
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Wheelock
Symmetrical. Rise of unemployment encourages conjugal roles. Men unemployed which meant undertook childcare roles. 60% of men claimed to do more housework than their partners
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Ansley
Emotional support provided by the wife acts as a safety valve for the fustration provided in men by working in the capitalist system
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Firestone
Extreme inequality has occured between men +women in both the public |+ personal spheres. The source of patriarchy lies in biological differences between men+women. Women's ability to give birth results in biological dominance
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Warner
More shared but not equal. Most homebased mothers work around 100 hours a week. Mothers spread 41 hours a week on childcare.
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What are the different roles taken on by the husband and wife in marriage?
Child care, domestic, decision making
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How does the conjugal roles look more equal but aren't?
There is an assumption that cooking + cleaining is still women's work
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Equal partnership. Men + women share roles, roles are symmetrical

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Young + Willmott

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Less equal. Women have taken on an economic role, leading to a triple shift. Women are now expected to do it all.

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More shared. Identitied 4 types of masculinity - Hegemonic (traditional + instrumental), complciit (new types of men), marginalised (women who have to work to help with financial work) subordinate (Gay men are viewed differently)

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Husband benefits more from marriage than the wife. They have successful carrers, high income, status and mentally +physically better health. Women suffer from stress + anxiety. Being a housewife makes women sick.

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