Family Structure And Its Effect On The Workplace Essay

2219 WordsNov 15, 20169 Pages
Introduction: Throughout history the beliefs that are thought to be normal, the distinct ways of living, are prominently changing. For instance, American families were thought to have one popular form the nuclear family. The nuclear family represented a middle class, white family, where the heterosexual parents are married and have children. In this type of family, the father was the breadwinner, meaning he works outside of the household to earn money to support this family. The mother was the homemaker; she would stay at home to take care of the children and the household. Families are important for the major functions of child rearing, caring for the elderly, and providing comfort and emotional support (Week 1, Lecture 1). However, families are changing within themselves. We started to see these drastic changes when women started moving into the workforce. Family structure is a concept that has changed drastically over time. Families presented in the media are complex and vary in structure. Present day, there is no ideal family form. A wide range of families is presented in today’s media. We can see these changes in the five selected movies: Tarzan, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Mulan, and Snow White and The Seven Dwarves. The changes that are occurring in families does not necessarily mean that American families are in crisis. Family Structure: A nuclear family is not portrayed in any of the movies. In the beginning of the Tarzan and the Lion King a nuclear family is
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