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1

What is the New Right's view on family diversity?

They're opposed to it because it undermines the traditional nuclear family, which they believe to be the natural type.

2

What did Chester (1985) say about family diversity?

There is some diversity but the nuclear family remains dominant.
The only important change is the one to the neo-conventional family.

3

What did Chester say about cobhabitation?

It is a temporary phase which can lead to marriage.

4

What were the 5 types of family diversity as identified by the Rapoports?

Organisational
Cultural
Class
Life cycle
Generational

5

What did the Rapoports say about family diversity?

It is a good thing and it helps to meet people's needs.

6

What is the individualisation thesis?

The idea that individual self-interest governs out actions.

7

What did Giddens say about postmodern families?

They exist to satisfy each partner's needs.
We've also become disembedded from traditional family structures, which now gives us more choice in how we lead our lives.

8

What is the negotiated family as put forward by Beck?

The type of family where it varies according to each member's wishes.

9

What is the connectedness thesis?

A personal life perspective put forward by Smart (2007) which says that traditional patriarchal norms and structural inequalities still limit our choices about relationships, identities and families.

We make decisions about relationships within a web of connectedness.