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July 11, 2013 / C H Thompson

Study questions for learning and understanding – 4

  1. Identify and explain three functions of the pre-industrial family (6 marks)
  2. Identify and explain three aspects of pre-industrial childhood (6 marks)
  3. According to Parsons what did the isolated nuclear family evolve from? (2 marks)
  4. Identify and explain two reasons for the development of the isolated nuclear family from the classic extended family (4 marks)
  5. How did Leslett challenge Parsons’ view of the isolated nuclear family evolving from classic extended family? (2 marks)
  6. Identify and explain Young and Wilmott’s staged development to the symmetrical family (12 marks)
  7. Identify and explain the term joint conjugal roles within the symmetrical family (3 marks)
  8. Identify and explain the term segregated conjugal roles (3 marks)
  9. Provide three examples of family diversity (3 marks)
  10. Identify and explain the term cereal packet family (3 marks)
  11. Identify and explain why there could be a moral panic over family diversity ( 3 marks)
  12. Identify and explain the main function of the family according to Parsons and according to Delphy & Leonard (6 marks)
  13. What do you understand by the term, the triple shift? (3 marks)
  14. Identify and explain why feminists might see functionalist views of the family as being androcentric? (4 marks)
  15. In the 1970s Anne Oakley challenged Young and Willmott’s concept of the symmetrical family with her own research discovering housework was largely undertaken by women.  Identify and explain what the following evidence on this page indicates (8 marks)

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