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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Fall

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Families Key Issues  Social histories of families  Contemporary trends  Social policy  Application of 4 sociological paradigms Families: definitions of family shape government social policy and inform the decisions we make about how to live our lives Sociological perspective  Families are socially constructed and change over time and place  Inclusive definitions emphasizing social reproduction (caring work) Structural Functionalism  Heterosexual nuclear family; sexual division of labour  Husbands: instrumental role  Wives: expressive role Conflict theory Impact of industrialization: families were no longer units of production, but units of consumption Feminist Theory Family: site of potential conflict and male privilege Pre-Industrial families: household
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