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What is the nuclear family?

Two generations living together

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What is the traditional extended family?

Three or more generations of the same family living together

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What are single parent families?

A single parent and their children

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What are reconstituted families?

Where stepfamilies are created when two precious families are brought together

5

Who are the bourgeoisie?

The term to describe the ruiling class

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What is the dual burden ?

Where a woman has the responsibility of work and unpaid chores

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What is exploitation?

Being taken advantage of

8

What is the expressive role?

Where the housewife provides the warmth, security and emotional support

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What is patriarchy?

Male dominated culture

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What is the proletariat?

The working class at the bottom of the heirarchy

11

What is the warm bath theory?

The functionalists family is like a warm bath

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What is life course?

The meanings family members give to life events and choices (eg divorcing)

13

What is the triple shift?

The paid work, housework and emotional role women are expected to give

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What is a value consensus?

A collective agreement about values

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What is the cereal packet family?

A white middle class family often depicted on the back of cereal packets- a nuclear representation with two children one male and female

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What does ethnocentric mean?

Looking at society thorough a white, middle class point of view

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What is exploitation?

Being taken advantage of

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What is false class conciseness?

A belief that the ruling class offer a false view which prevents people from seeing the reality of the situation

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What is collective conscience?

The collective values of society which joins all the institutions of society together

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What are gender scripts?

Expectations or norms that set out the different gender roles couples are meant to play

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What is life course?

Focusing on the meanings family members give to life events and choices

22

What is life stage?

Where family structured differ according to the stage reached in the life cycle

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What is self identity?

Describes the way we see ourselves through the reactions of others to our behaviour