Sociology (Families & Households)

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Functionalism
A perspective on sociology that sees society as based on shared values into which memeber are socialised. It sees society as an organism, each performing functions to maintain the system as a whole.
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Feminism
Sociological perspective and political movement that focuses on women's opression and the struggle to end it. Feminists argue that sociology has traditionally taken a 'malestream' viewpoint that ignores women.
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Dual Burden
When a person is responsible for 2 jobs. Usually applied to women who are in paid work but also responsible for domestic labour.
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New Right
Conservative political perspective whose suppoters believe in sef reliance and individual choice.
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Marxism
Conflict perspective based on the ideas of Karl Marx. It sees society as divided into two opposed classes.
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Demography
The study of a population, including birth, death, fertility and infant mortality rates, immigration and emigration and age structure as well as reason for the changes in these.
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Stigma
Negative label or mark of disapproval, discredit or scheme attatched to a person, group or characteristic.
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Secularisation
The decline of religion; the process whereby religious beliefs, practices and institutions loose their importance or influence for example: fewer couples now marry in church.
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Family Diversity
The idea that there is a range of different family types such as the nuclear family.
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Domestic Labour
Work performed in the home, such as childcare, cooking and cleaning.
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Sociological perspective and political movement that focuses on women's opression and the struggle to end it. Feminists argue that sociology has traditionally taken a 'malestream' viewpoint that ignores women.

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Feminism

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When a person is responsible for 2 jobs. Usually applied to women who are in paid work but also responsible for domestic labour.

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Conservative political perspective whose suppoters believe in sef reliance and individual choice.

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Conflict perspective based on the ideas of Karl Marx. It sees society as divided into two opposed classes.

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