Theories of the family

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Robert Chester
Recognizes an increase in family diversity, he argues the greatest change is from the conventional nuclear family to the 'neo-conventional family.' In this family both the spouses go to work. He still feels the nuclear family remains the ideal.
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The Rapports
Argue that we have moved from the nuclear family to now having many family types: organisational diversity, cultural diversity, social class diversity, life-stage diversity, generational diversity. They feel diversity shows greater freedom and choice
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Morgan
He views the family as what people do rather than a concrete thing or structure. Also argues that relationships with friends and family members have become less clear-cut, with boundaries blurring due to today's fragmented society.
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Stacey
Argues that change in the position of women has increased family diversity. The diversity has also benefited women as they are free. One family type is the 'divorce-extended' family, whose members are connected by divorce not marriage.
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Weeks
Long-term shift in attitudes towards sexual and family diversity. Personal opinions have become more favourable towards issues such as cohabitation and homosexuality. Therefore family diversity has increased and is being accepted.
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Card 2

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Argue that we have moved from the nuclear family to now having many family types: organisational diversity, cultural diversity, social class diversity, life-stage diversity, generational diversity. They feel diversity shows greater freedom and choice

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The Rapports

Card 3

Front

He views the family as what people do rather than a concrete thing or structure. Also argues that relationships with friends and family members have become less clear-cut, with boundaries blurring due to today's fragmented society.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Argues that change in the position of women has increased family diversity. The diversity has also benefited women as they are free. One family type is the 'divorce-extended' family, whose members are connected by divorce not marriage.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Long-term shift in attitudes towards sexual and family diversity. Personal opinions have become more favourable towards issues such as cohabitation and homosexuality. Therefore family diversity has increased and is being accepted.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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