The family

Change over time
Historically and culturaly
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Demographic + Social Changes
Lone parenthood, working mothers, increasing divorce rate, births outside marriage, step families + remarriage, fewer births, legalised abortion, teenage pregnancies , LGBT families
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Pre- industrial times
Extended families
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Mid- C19th
Modern Nucleaur Family (normal fam)
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Industrialisation
changes in social relations
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Family ideology reinforced by state
1. helps maintain social order, 2. an economic unit of production, consumption and reproduction.
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Deviant families =
underclass
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single mothers =
Scapegoats
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From 19902 families seen as in crisis
"the breakdown of the family" "collapse of traditional family" "family decline"
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Lables
problem families, dysfunctional families, the abnormal families, broken britain, chaotic families , troubled families
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Poor families
Problems are more visible, more state intervention, labelled as being deviants.
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Domestic Abuse
Viewed as a private issue, police rarely arrest, courts rarely convict.
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56%
of all homicides occurred in the home
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82%
of all female homicides occurred in the home
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44%
adult female homicides killed by partner / ex partner
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12%
UK children n(under 11) exposed to domestic abuse in the home
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6%
adult male homocides killed by partner / ex partner
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Pre - 1970s
Individual problem
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Different explanations
pyschological, individual, patriarchy, economic/social-structural model,
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Economic/ social-cultural model
impact of socially- structured stress , eg poverty, unemployment , low-income
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Patriarchy
System of male dominance in society
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Pyschoathological
Personality or character disorders
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Individual
Alcohol or drugs unemployment, stress, dysfunctional relationship, childhood experiences, cycle of life abuse.
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Solutions
adress unequal power structures between men and woman, immediate support & safe accomodation, raising public awareness.
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State Responce
larger sevice centres, increased services from proffesionals, treatment for the abusers, family reunification, advice for woman on how to avoid abuse.
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Where are we now
increase in public awareness, increase in refuges + public funding, increase in police cooperation, legal changes .
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progress .....
still prevelant in society, lack of convictions '+ prosecutions, sopport services unfunded.
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Pre 1970s
personal troubles (not publicised)
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1970s womens movement
Public issue
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Individualised explanations
disease model of child abuse, crimina view, cycle of deprivation , cycle of violence.
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Social model
Linked to social, enviornmental context.
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Lone parenthood, working mothers, increasing divorce rate, births outside marriage, step families + remarriage, fewer births, legalised abortion, teenage pregnancies , LGBT families

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Demographic + Social Changes

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Front

Extended families

Back

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Card 4

Front

Modern Nucleaur Family (normal fam)

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Card 5

Front

changes in social relations

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