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What are the feminist's criticisms of the family?
They say that men benefit the most. Through emotional support and physical care. These inequalities are passed onto the next generation
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what are the Marxists criticisms of the family
family only benefits with higher social class. Through reproduction working class produce well behaved kids (through socialisation) that are hard working (economic)
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What do other critics critisize about the family?
functions are disapearing, more women are remaining childless and 10% of 15-16 year olds have a mental disorder.
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what is the household?
one person/more living who have same address
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what is a nuclear family?
a two generation family
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what did the traditional nuclear family look like?
- they were married - they didn't cohabit before - husbands and wives have different roles - husband was the breadwinner - woman has housewive role
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What did feminists sociologists critisize about the nuclear family?
- men dominated their lives, housewive role was unsatifising, had a few choices, dark side of the family
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What was Murdock's theory?
Murdock investigated 250 societies and found the nuclear family in each so he concluded that the nuclear family was universal. But some were 'hidden'
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What did Young and Wilmott investigate about the extended family?
they investigated Bethnal green and they found out everyone was part of the extended family. They were matrilocal. extended family provided more than friendship, young women can go for advice to their mothers
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are tradtional families disspearing?
Young&Wilmott stated that extended families was disspaearing. This is because labour work was decreasing so families moved for jobs and 'coronation style houses' were knocked down.
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what is polyandry?
having too many husbands
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Define: polygyny
having many wives
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What did Gough find out that proves Murdock wrong
she investigated the Nayar people. She found out that women had up to 12 husbands but only one would support them,
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Define Cohabotation
living together without married
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Why is divorce increasing?
legal change, changing attitudes, changing expectations, role of women, isolation, lack of children, longer life expectancy
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what are the effect of divorce on children?
short term distress, risk of longer term problems, age n gender do not affect
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What did Sue sharpe find out when she asked 11-16 year old
they said marriage is not necessary but a choice.
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What did the civil partnership do (2004)?
17,000 marriages in the first year, it allowed them to have similar legal rights (due to changing social attitudes)
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