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Sociology of the family

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  • 1
    The family can be objectively defined
  • 2
    Functionalists believe that the nuclear family is the basis of all known societies
  • 3
    Economic cooperation is a function of the family

  • 4
    The extended family developed after the industrial revolution
  • 5
    The state has become involved in many functions that the family used to perform in the past
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    Stabilization of adult personality is a function of the family

  • 7
    The inward-looking, privatized nuclear family developed later than Talcott Parsons believed
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    About 50% of households in the UK contain extended family
  • 9
    Marxists believe that the nuclear family is a useful institution helping the workers to live better lives
  • 10
    Functionalists and Marxists both recognize the importance of the nuclear family

  • 11
    Gender is the most important aspect of social structure so far as Marxists are concerned
  • 12
    Radical feminists believe that women can gradually get a better deal in society and the family through equal rights laws
  • 13
    Black feminists believe that the benefits of the nuclear family have been overlooked
  • 14
    Liberal feminists argue that capitalism is the main problem facing women in society/the family
  • 15
    Marxist-feminists argue that women are economically exploited in a class-based society
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    Post-modernists reject the possibility of generalizing about family life

  • 17
    The housewife role developed in the 19th century
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    The family wage was a helpful development for women according to radical feminist writers
  • 19
    Most people become single parents through widowhood
  • 20
    Cohabitation has been declining over the past 20 years

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