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Social Construction of Family Week 2 notes

by: Jenny Dixon

Social Construction of Family Week 2 notes CDFS 4340

Jenny Dixon
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Week 2 notes 8/31/16
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jenny Dixon on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CDFS 4340 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Seul in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see (EXL) The Contemporary Family in Child Development and Family Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Date Created: 09/09/16
The Contemporary Family CDFS 4340 Week 2 Notes: 8/31/16 “The Social Construction of Families” >Slide quiz answers: 1) Highest divorce rate: 1945 2) Mortality Rates: False 3) Grandparents: False 4) 1 in 5 women worked in 1900 outside of home 5) False 6) C 7) True, above poverty line >Understanding Traditions and Changes: -Family holds central position in modern society -It is here that the child is first socialized to meet societal needs -Family: Social unit but part of larger social network >Theoretical Importance: -Family Ecology Perspective: How family is influenced and how it influences environment -Family Development Perspective: Experience changes that will develop them (birth to aging) -Structure-Functional Perspective: Structure of family and how they function in society (raise children, economic support, emotional security). -Interactionist Perspective: How families interact with each other, developing sense of self. -Exchange Theory: How you use what you have and what know to get what you want and to influence society. -Systems Theory: The family as a whole will have a bigger impact on society than an individual in the family. -Conflict Perspective: Social and economic relations are not equally beneficial, conflict and exploitation… -Feminist Perspective: Society is oppressive to women. >Global Revolution: -Becoming an individualistic society -Politicians believe that making divorce harder to obtain and modifying family policy will solve societal problems. *Tests are straight from textbook* >American Childhood Answers: 1) False 2) False 3) False -Prepared childhood: Training children to be citizens of society -Protected Childhood: Sheltered, “angel” attitude. >Slide answers 36-48: C, A, B, D, D, False, C, True, D, B, True, D, C


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