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Flashcards in Family Deck (30):
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What is a nuclear family?

Parents and children living together

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What is a reconstituted family?

Step families

3

What is the classic extended family?

All kin living in the same household or near eachother (e.g. Nuclear family and grandparents)

4

What is a modified extended family

The family living far apart

5

What is a lone parent family

A parent that lives along with their children

6

What is a neo-conventional family?

Families without traditional roles

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What is a matriarchal family?

Authority held by females

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What is a patriarchal family?

Authority held by males

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What is a gay or lesbian family?

Same sex couple living together with their children

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What is a cereal packet family

Stereotypical heterosexual couple with their children

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What is a beanpole family?

Long and thin multigeneral family

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What is a single person household

A person living alone

13

What is a symmetrical family?

Authority and household chores shared equally

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What is the difference between a family and a household?

A family is a group of people who are bonded together and a household is where they live

15

Family changes

People are getting married later in life
Higher divorce rate
Protection (smaller family size)
Wages (smaller family size)

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Marxist view of family

Critical - people won't stand up to the bourgeoisie because of their family commitments and they worry about the impact it will have

17

Functionalist view on family

Nuclear family performs important functions for individuals and society

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Feminist view on family

Link families to gender inequalities

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What is cultural diversity

When there is a variety of cultures in a society

20

Lone parents

When a single parent brings up a family alone

21

Male and female roles in family

Stereotypically, men were bread winners and women would look after family
Now these roles are changing and women are starting to work so conjugal roles are more common

22

How has the quality of parenting changed?

Some say for the better, more people are working so better role models and more money for activities

Some say for worse as more childminders are used and there is less quality time being spent as a family

23

Why are there more divorces?

Reduced influence of religion
Rising expectations of marriage
Women have more authority
Declining stigma
Changes in law

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How is authority changing in relationships?

Women becoming more authoritative
Feminists
More women working

25

How are arranged marriages changing?

Women no longer seen as a burden
More opportunities to do what they want

26

How are the patterns of fertility changing?

Less pregnancies - protection

27

Laws which have changed children's lives

Welfare state - no work but education
The Children Act - legal rights
The Police and Criminal Evidence Act - could give evidence in court

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Name 4 of the functions that functionalists claim a family fulfills

Reproduction of the next generation and satisfaction of the sex drive
Economic support
Emotional support
Socialisation of the young

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The New Right's view on the family

They believe the nuclear family is best
Homosexuals and lone parents don't socialise their children correctly

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What are conjugal roles?

The roles played by a cohabitating heterosexual couple