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1

What is the family, as an institution, a part of?

The superstructure, which is enforced to keep the proletariat in their place & cooperative.

2

When did Engels (1884) claim the monogamous nuclear family became popular and why?

What does monogamy confer?

After the industrial revolution as bourgeoisie encouraged it to protect property & wealth.

Legitimacy on children so bourgeoisie can ensure fortunes are inherited by direct descendants.

3

What did Zaretsky (1976) argue family life gave proletarian men?

How did this help capitalism?

Something they could control and be the 'boss'.

Workers would tolerate powerlessness & being exploited at work because they could release frustration at home.

4

What are working-class fathers less likely to do?

Take strike action as they feel their main responsibility is to their wives & children, not to fellow workers.

5

Z_____ (19__) argues that the nuclear family is an ______ component of ______ because it contributes to it through ______.

a) Zaretsky (1976)
b) essential
c) capitalism
d) consumerism

6

ZARETSKY (1976) said that the nuclear family contributes to capitalism through consumerism.

Give an example of how this occurs.

Summer holidays, TVs, cars etc

7

CRITICISMS of the Marxist perspective:

- Assumes ________ parents teach their children _________ of capitalism's _______ - some parents raise their children to ______ the _____ system.

- Marxists deny the _______ don't find genuine _______ in their families and it does provide ________ bonds that people find ________.

a) working-class
b) acceptance
c) injustices
d) protest
e) class

f) proletariat
g) pleasure
h) positive
i) rewarding

8

What did Zaretsky (1976) argue about proletariat socialisation?

Children are socialised to respect authority, creating the perfect worker & benefitting the bourgeoisie.

9

Criticisms - how is it argued Zarketsy's perspective is outdated?

Assumes the worker is male & the only worker in the family.