The New Right Perspective (Nuclear Family) Flashcards Preview

AY13 Sociology - Families and Households > The New Right Perspective (Nuclear Family) > Flashcards

Flashcards in The New Right Perspective (Nuclear Family) Deck (17)
Loading flashcards...
1

What is familial ideology?

Set of ideas promoting heterosexual nuclear family as ideal, where the father is the head & the mother focuses on nurturing & caretaking.

2

THE GOLDEN AGE

Why do the New Right believe the nuclear family is the best family?

To socialise children so they can understand discipline, respect & civility.

3

THE GOLDEN AGE

What do the New Right believe the nuclear family is essential for children growing up?

They're able understand & maintain moral order.

4

THE GOLDEN AGE

Who are some sociologists in which the New Right is influenced by?

- Murdoch
- Parsons
Both functionalists

5

THE GOLDEN AGE

What does the New Right promote?

Familial ideology

6

THE GOLDEN AGE

There is a belief amongst the New Right that there was once a Golden Age. What did this consist of?

Stronger family values, when husbands & wives were committed and children were respectful.

7

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

The Nuclear Family has been in _______ e.g as of 20__, __% of families were ____ ______.

a) decline
b) 2019
c) 15%
d) under attack

8

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

What does the New Right argue the decline of the nuclear family is caused by? (3)

A moral decay, increase in crime & welfare dependency.

9

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

What does the New Right argue has directly attacked the nuclear family?

The emergence of feminism & govt social policies in the 1960s & 70s.

10

What is the nuclear family sometimes described as and why?

Cereal packet family for being presented as ideal

11

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

What does Charles Murray state welfare policies has created?

Perverse incentives for people to start single-parent families or end marriages.

12

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

Charles Murray claims the _________ has led to a ____________ where an _______ of people live off of ______ & have no ________ to _____ for a living.
For example, __________ see _______ & ___________ as a route to ______ support & _______.

a) welfare state
b) dependency culture
c) underclass
d) benefits
e) aspirations
f) work
g) teenage girls
h) pregnancy
i) single parenthood
j) financial
k) housing

13

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

How does Murray build off of Murdock's theory of society performing functions, particularly economic functions?

For the underclass, the economic function is carried out by the state.

14

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK

Charles Murray outlined the underclass is characterised by dysfunctional families rather than nuclear families. How does this link to the crime and deviance topic?

It socialises the next generation with deviant norms and values, leading to criminality.

15

Criticisms - what is the New Right commonly accused of doing?

'Blaming the victim' EXAM = EXPLAIN

16

Criticisms - marxists criticise the new right for not being a sociological perspective, but an _________ ________ for ________ & _________ _______.
It is a _______ case for cutting _____ spending on ______, therefore reducing ____ for the ______ or ________ money into ______ projects.

a) ideological justification
b) capitalist & bourgeoisie politics
c) convenient
d) public
e) welfare
f) taxes
g) wealthy
h) channelling
i) preferred

17

Why did the London Riots start?

How does this link to the New Right?

Young black man killed by police, angering many people.

David Cameron argued it was due to poor primary socialisation amongst troubled families.