Soc 354, Week 2 notes
Soc 354, Week 2 notes Soc 354
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Perspectives of families Consensus: views families as cooperative units who share morals, ideas, and values. Example: families who encourage and equal say in events including parental punishment, chores, and activities. o Structural functionalism: popular idea during the twentieth century. o Breadwinner, homemaker family: popular during the 1950s, the patriarchal structural where the husband worked for pay and the wife stayed home with children, cooked meals, and cleaned the house. Conflict: the belief of conflict being unavoidable and necessary for social change. Example: a president fighting people in congress of other political parties to create changes improving families. Contemporary theories o Feminism: belief of all genders being treated equally in society. Example: a woman should receive the same amount of pay as a man for the same job and amount of work. o Exchange: providing something for something else in return. Example: in a heterosexual couple with a younger woman and an older man, the woman would be providing the ability for the man to have children and the older man would be providing financial stability for the woman. o Symbolic interaction: people seeing themselves through the point of view of others, and behaving accordingly. This includes all the roles a person can have such as student, employee, parent, child, etc. o Modernity: also called contemporary theory, how families have changed over time. Example: some believe families are disappearing completely, rather than growing and diversifying. o Demographic: how family structures affect society. Example: increases in teenage parenting can increase the dependence on the government and taxpayers for welfare and food stamps. Research methods o Sample survey: questions are asked to a large sample of people anonymously and responses are recorded. Example: the online polls on who the public thinks won each presidential primary debate. o Longitudinal studies: a sample is selected, then retested later. Example: to study the effect of parental divorce of marriage attitudes of their children, a sample of recently divorced parents and children would be selected. The children would be contact thirty years later to see if they have married, cohabitated, or stayed mostly single during their adulthood. o InDepth interview: also called a case study, shows a closer look at family life. Example: interviewing your parents about marriage attitudes. o TimeUse study: study in which a person records daily activities to see how a person manages their time. These are particularly helpful when assessing work/school/family balance.
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