The Application Paper

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Robinson Module 3 Assignment 2 Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse. Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization? What caused the dramatic changes to the American family? What are those changes? Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice. Do you feel the trend towards diverse families is positive or negative? If the trend changed towards traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights? . It is with the aid of the older family members that he/she becomes familiar with social culture. It is through family that 'socially acceptable' ways of…show more content…
Sure, it can be done, but that doesn't mean it should be. The importance of a father in a child's life is immeasurable. Whereas, before, the family only looked to itself and its immediate neighbors, now, it looks to advertising and fantastical promotion. But, who's to say the "family" is do much different or, at least, worse? All the things that happen now have always happened to some degree. Maybe the question should be when did the family unit stop being so idealized? Missy Vargas said what I would have. To add to that, parents started working on Sunday rather than going to church, "values" were lost/forgotten, moms come home too tired to deal with thier kids & feeling "guilty" for leaving them. As a result, kids get rewards rather than discipline. TV, internet & video games become the unmonitored "babysitter". My great grandmother and grandmother both had children out of wedlock as have many women since women started having babies. What's "acceptable" has nothing to do with reality. Men have always been able to run out on women. At least, now, there's the child's support office. I wish more people were aware of social history. But I'll throw pornography in there even though it falls under media because it has been proven to be very destructive to the "family unit". I love science. Divorce... Easier to get one than to

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