Sociology childhood theories

Theory flash cards on Families and house holds.

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Functionalist
Young children are harmed by being given too many powers. Weakens their parenst authorit. Disagree with New Right about the length of dependency: they argue that a long period of dependency is needed for education. belive childhood has improved.
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Marxism
Believe children are prepared for work at an early age. Schools compress personalities in preparation for future work roles. childhood exploited by CAPATA;LISTS as children are encouraged to be 'adult' consumers.
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New Right
Childrem are dependent on adults; they lack adult moral sense; they lack adult intellectual capacities. Children aren't protected enough as children, but are too protected in adolescence. Can lead to the social constuction of the 'BRAT'.
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Interactionism
Childhood takes on a great variety of forms precisely because it is a social construct. Children today are subject to harmful amounts of surveillance which harms their developement as individuals.
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Feminism
Girls are controlled by their parents more than boys. Girls do more work than boys do.
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Believe children are prepared for work at an early age. Schools compress personalities in preparation for future work roles. childhood exploited by CAPATA;LISTS as children are encouraged to be 'adult' consumers.

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Marxism

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Childrem are dependent on adults; they lack adult moral sense; they lack adult intellectual capacities. Children aren't protected enough as children, but are too protected in adolescence. Can lead to the social constuction of the 'BRAT'.

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Card 4

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Childhood takes on a great variety of forms precisely because it is a social construct. Children today are subject to harmful amounts of surveillance which harms their developement as individuals.

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Card 5

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Girls are controlled by their parents more than boys. Girls do more work than boys do.

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