Sociology Key Words - Family

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Polarisation
a process that results in the creation of two opposites,e.g. bourgeoisie and proletariat
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Life chances
the chances that different social groups have of obtaining good or bad things
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Death rate
the number of deaths per 1000 of the population per year
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Household
a group of people who live together and share things such as meals, bills, facilities or chores
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Net migration
the difference between the number of immigrants entering a country and the number of emigrants leaving it
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Alienation
where an individual or group feels socially isolated because they lack the power to control their lives
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Deviance
behaviour that does not conform to the norms of a society or group
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Family Diversity
there are a range of different family types rather than a single dominant one
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Industrialisation
the shift from an agricultural economy to one based on factory production
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New Right
a conservative perspective that doesn't believe in reliance on the state, they argue that generous welfare benefits are a perverse incentive for the underclass
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Proletariat
the working class. They own no means of production and are forced to sell their labour to the bourgeoisie
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Role
how someone who occupies a certain status is expected to behave
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Stigma
a negative label attached to a person, group or characteristic
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Symmetrical family
Young and Wilmott's idea that families now have more equal and joint conjugal roles. Couples spend leisure time together
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Welfare state
the government takes responsibility for people's well being. It includes various benefits
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Conjugal roles
the roles played by husband and wife
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Emotion work
work involved in meeting the emotional needs of other people. Examples: caring for a sick child
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Family practices
the routine actions through which we create our sense of being a family member
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Natural change
the difference between the number of births and the number of deaths in a population
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Pure relationship
a relationship which exists only to meet each partner's needs. Couples stay together for love, happiness and sexual attraction, not because of tradition or for the sake of the children
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