Unit 1: Families and Households - Family Diversity

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Modernism and The Nuclear Family: The New Right
Conservative and anti-feminist perspective on the family. Children with working mothers experience material deprivation. Single parents leave children without a male role model - grow up to be ASBO's
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Modernism and The Nuclear Family - Decline
Secularization, Feminism, Single Parent Households, The Welfare State, Equal Opportunities legislation, stigma, higher divorce rates.
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.Modernism and The Nuclear Family: The New Right - Neo-Conventional Family
Dual earner family where both spouses work.
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.Modernism and The Nuclear Family: Statistics
Statistics on households are misleading as most people spend some time in their life as part of a nuclear family.
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.Modernism and The Nuclear Family: The Rapoports
Organisational Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Social Class Diversity, Life Stage Diversity, Generational Diversity.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Life Course Analysis
Looks at what family members see as important, relationships and choices and the change in viewpoint.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Family Practices
Influenced by the beliefs we have about rights and obligations within the family. Allows us to see why conflict exists within families.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Diversity
Greater freedom to plot own life course however that can lead to instability.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Choice and Equality
Contraception allowed sex and intimacy to become the main reason for relationships. Women have gained independence - feminism.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Negotiated Family
Patriarchal family provided a predictable society. Greater gender equality and greater individualism undermined the patriarchal family.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Divorce-Extended Family
Greater choice freed women. Stacey - interviewed women found that many rejected the traditional housewife role. Members are connected by divorce not marriage.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: \the Growing Acceptance of Diversity
Especially the under35s. however patterns are still traditional but attitudes more favorable to homosexuals and cohabitation.
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Postmodernism and the Life Course: Two Views of Diversity
Against diversity - as it oppresses the nuclear family new right/functionalists. In favour of diversity - Postmodernists/feminists
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Secularization, Feminism, Single Parent Households, The Welfare State, Equal Opportunities legislation, stigma, higher divorce rates.

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Modernism and The Nuclear Family - Decline

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Dual earner family where both spouses work.

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Statistics on households are misleading as most people spend some time in their life as part of a nuclear family.

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Organisational Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Social Class Diversity, Life Stage Diversity, Generational Diversity.

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