Running head: FAMILY STRUCTURES AND DYNAMICS Family Structures and Dynamics: Family as a System, Family and the Workplace, the Family and the Economy [University] In partial fulfillment of the requirements for [Subject] 1…
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On the other hand, how might gender construction in the family help to encounter or weaken the effects of gender discrimination in outside institutions, such as school or workplace? Use examples from text and personal experience to illustrate your points. As Ulkuer (2006) mentioned, “early gender socialization starts at birth and involves learning cultural roles according to one’s sex. From the start, boys and girls are treated differently by people in their own environment (for example, parents, siblings and caregivers), and thus learn the difference between boys and girls, women and men. Differing parental and societal expectations of boys and girls, and giving children gender-specific toys or gender-based assignments seem to define the process”. Therefore, it is safe to say, in my opinion, that despite all the efforts exhausted to eliminate society’s consciousness towards gender roles, these social arrangements will forever be instilled in our culture, more so because we were “trained” to behave according to society’s expectations. It is also because of this that women, especially as they have grown up and realized how discriminating society has been, has began fighting for their rights—to be treated as men’s equal. But because, gender socialization begins at home, the unconscious distinctions parents make between their boys and girls indeed helped in maintaining these social arrangements. ...
2. Is the American family today a weak or strong institution? Is it a bulwark against potentially destructive forces in the outside society, or is it overwhelmed by its forces? Base your response on a careful analysis of the interaction between American families and at least three of the following six social forces: Racial and Ethnic Identity, Social Class, Romantic Love, Contemporary Sexuality, Economic Change Since the 1970s, and Individualism. 2a. American families and Social class. Dictionary.com defines social class as “a broad group in society having economic, cultural, or political status”. An individual’s income being different than another individual’s income is an example of economic social class. Cultural social class is the difference between the majority and minority of ethnicities in one’s community, region, or country. And finally, political social class is the difference between an individual’s political views in comparison to another individual’s political views (Schmeckpeper, 2009). Simply put, a family’s social class is defined mainly by their financial status. And let’s face it, when money talks, “everyone” just “listens”. And when it comes to societal standards, an American family can either be a strong or a weak institution, depending on what class the family belongs—the Upper, the Middle, the Working, and the Under classes (Cody, 2002). The privileged, almost always, have the world around their fingers. They get what they want. Every opportunity seems to go their way. Ergo, being born into a well-off family is an advantage. No forces outside the society, no matter how destructive, can bring them down. Money makes the world go round, they say. On the other hand, to be born poor can even
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In this paper, we will discuss authoritarian and authoritative parenting styles for the developmental stage between birth and adolescence in order to know how each of these styles affects the children and the parents.
Systemic analysis of case study The dysfunctional family dynamics that are present in the household highlighted in the case is largely dictated by Tom and his maladjusted, distorted perception of control and society. Tom indicated that he was physically punished as a youth, which serves as a predictor of much of his dysfunctional behaviour against the children and his wife, Carrie.
In the course of this relationship analysis, we have collected a lot of information for you. This information will help and guide you in securing your relationship with your husband and your sister. This will also help you in getting over the handicaps of being an immigrant.
In the 1960s, scholars questioned assumptions that family was suited for the demands of modern society. The Marxists, Feminists, and prudent psychologists exposed the weaknesses of family life. The changes in family structures and dynamics in the twentieth century have been incredible especially in North America and Western Europe.
This kind of family is recognized as nuclear family by Marxists, nuclear family refers to a family which includes of male and female parents and children who are dependant on them (CHEAL, 2008, p.2). Another type of family is single parent family where one parent raises children and controls the economic and social activities of the family, there are higher number of single families which are controlled by a mother and not by a father (CHEAL, 2008, p.2).
Moreover, the excess consumption of alcohol was a problem even then; but hardly spoken about openly. In the 1920s, the government tried to solve this problem once and for all by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol. It soon became evident that the government could not possibly succeed in controlling the behavior of its citizens.
The traditional gender roles they have had instilled from their own country is gradually made flexible by the influence of female empowerment in their adopted country. Through the course of the years, they learn and carry on a certain order of power through distance.
The traditional or extended family on the other hand, is made up of the parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The relationships that exist in a nuclear family are confined within the parents and children; on the other hand, the
The census Bureau does not official recognize such families as families. However, the definition of family varies across different societies as well as across different generations (Furstenberg, 35).
For instance, in Feudal Europe as well as