Flashcards in Who Said It (studies) Deck (57)
From 1989 to 1994 the situation has worsened in UK inner city areas. The underclass has increasing social problems
Fatherless children don't have someone to look up to. Boys don't know their place in society
Dennis and Erdos
As means of production developed, society became more wealthy resulting in private property. From this stemmed the patriarchal nuclear family.
'World historical defeat of the female sex' meaning women became an instrument for the production of children
The family being a comfortable place for workers to replenish themselves is an illusion. The family cannot meet all of its members needs
Radical fems fail to see the progress made by women.
Women are the 'takers of shit'
Women are used as three things:
3. Reserve army of labour
A family us a social group characterised by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. Parents of opposite gender with a socially approved sexual relationship, living with their own or adopted children
The nuclear family is the 'cereal packet' norm.
The image of the ideal family creates an ideology making other family types feel abnormal and undesirable.
The definition 'love parent household' is clearer then 'lone parent family'
Crow and Hardy
The ruse in unmarried lone mothers is the result of an over generous welfare state
The argument that people choose to be on benefits (perverse incentives argument) is flawed as the standard of living is much lower.
Ford and Millar
Single mothers embrace the opportunity to be independent and rake control if their own lives
Reconstituted families have the following problems:
1. Children pulled in two ways
2. Tensions between step parents and children
3. Tension between siblings
4. Pressure on new relationship
De'Ath and Slater
Step fathers role uncertain- can he be the disciplinarian?
Reconstituted families can heal the trauma of the previous break up and offer a successful partnership
Increased social acceptance of same sex couples has lead to the trend is cohabiting and healthy relationships for same sex couples
There are distinctive patterns of family life around the UK
Eversley and Bonnerjea
Extended families most common in families from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan
Western influence on romance results in couples involved in arranged marriages having more say
Allan and Crowe
The fact that Afro-Caribbean families have the highest number of lone mothers and lowest number of lone fathers may be due to two reasons:
1. Afro Caribbean women's more likely to be employed then Afro Caribbean men
2. Likely to be supportive kinship network including friends who are referred to as aunts and uncles
Confluent love- doesn't last forever
Risk society- less influenced by tradition, we do what we choose
Liquid love- love if fragile and can move from one person to the next
No typical family type as we move through different types throughout our lives
Childhood is seen as a period of separateness from adulthood