Family Diversity Essay

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  • Family Diversity

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    a) Explain what is meant by the 'neo-conventional family' (2 marks) Chester describes the neo-conventional family as a dual-earner family, in which both souses go to work. It is similar to Young and Willmott's idea of the symmetrical family. b) Explain the difference between 'expressive' and 'instrumental' roles. (4 marks) Expressive - 'homemaker', usually the female's role as it is more caring and nurturing and stating that they should stay at home and be a housewife and not go to work.

  • Family Diversity

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    Diversity In Families According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships-including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership. Although many people (including social scientists) have understood familial relationships in the terms of "blood", many anthropologists have argued that one must understand the notion of

  • Family Diversity Essay

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    A report investigating family diversity What is a family? Sociologist Brown defined a family as “a group of people who are related by kinship ties: relatives of blood, marriage or adoption” (Brown, 1998). But many people might argue this statement is not right anymore as this only defines a traditional family. There are many different types of family which include Nuclear, Cereal Packet, Extended, Single Parent, and Reconstituted. Over the years family life has become more diverse. There is a

  • The Importance Of A Family On Cultural Diversity

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    be a ‘family’ in various cultures. It will focus on three main points stated by Cheal, D (2001). The essay firstly looks at the different forms of family due to cultural diversity. Does it mean biology is important for kinship or can family be extended further than the blood? (Eriksen, 2004). As the nuclear family used to be seen at the ‘traditional family’ the discussion of if this has changed and how this has will be stated. Secondly the situational diversity and what could cause family form to

  • Postmodern views on diversity of the family

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    Evaluate postmodern views on the diversity of family (33marks) The idea of family diversity suggests that there is no dominate type of family, therefore none can be considered as the norm. However there are studies to suggest that in historical periods of Britain like when it was industrializing there is dominating types, in this period it was considered to be the nuclear family. Rapoport and Rapoport agreed that there are five types of diversity in a contemporary family, these are: Organisational

  • contemporary diversity in the structure of the family Essay

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    Q: Examine the sociological evidence concerning the idea that there is contemporary diversity in the structure of the family. The family is often seen as the corner stone of society. In pre-modern and modern societies alike it has been regarded as the most basic unit of social organisation and one that carries out vital tasks, such as the socialisation of children. Functionalists’ approaches to the family are based on the assumption that society operates on the basis of consensus and that there

  • Essay on Diversity in Types of British Families

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    Diversity in Types of British Families Britain has changed in many ways in recent years, not just by advancing in technology but in social ways too. One of these ways is the diversity in types of families. Fifty years ago, in would be extremely unusual to have a divorced family, a un cohabiting couple with children or lone parent families. Nowadays, Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe and 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. There are a few reasons

  • Reflective Essay: Diversity In A Military Family

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    Living in a military family has given me a very diverse experience up to now. Diversity for me is not only for people, but also climates and cultures. I have been to four different places during my lifetime and this has given me a diversity in many different aspects. I was born in North Dakota and I lived there for four years and really did not remember much, I had many stories told to me by my parents and I do know it was very cold. My dad was in the military during this time so I was already

  • The Diversity Of The Family Life During The 1950s Era

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    Diversity in British households has significantly changed over the years. To understand the full extent of the changes in British household diversity, examination of the family life in the 1950s era is essential. Furthermore then to discuss the types of diversity which now exist in families today. Lone-parenting is defined as a mother or father living without a partner who then has responsibility of a dependent child and is one diversity which will be discussed in great depth. Deliberating on the

  • Functions and Diversity of Family Structure in the UK Essay

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    Functions and Diversity of Family Structure There are various debates and views on the term ‘family’ in today’s society. Although we can say that a family consists of a unit of people that are related, either legally through marriage or biologically. In both premodern and modern societies families have been seen as the most basic unit of a social organisation that carries out vital tasks, such as socialising children. Whereas a ‘household’ consists of a group