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Families jan 5.docx

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Women and Gender Studies
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Karen Ruffle

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January 5, 2012 Families I. Introducing the Family II. Institutionalized Aspects of the Family a. Economic b. Political c. Religious d. Social III. The Family and Gender: The Marital Unit a. Gendering marriage b. Divorce c. Custody d. Childcare IV. Motherhood a. Social construction of motherhood b. Becoming a mother c. Ideologies of motherhood d. Changing motherhood [Canada, women over 40] e. Critiquing motherhood V. Feminist Critiques of the family as a patriarchal institution I. Introducing the Family religious political -Institution: privilege and inequality -- an institution is - Role of patriarchy Kinship Systems -Patterned around marriage monogamy: two people exclusively to form economic unit and children Polygamy: a man takes more than one wife -Extended family vs. “nuclear” family Normative Notions of Family -Middle class - heterosexual -married with children Realities -single parents -multi generational households - cooperative living arrangements - grandparents (or other family members) raising children January 5, 2012 -LGBTQ families -Childless families II. Institionalized Aspects of the family A. Family as Economic Institution -Patriarchal -Fredrich Engels “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State” 1884 -Gendered division of labour...everyone has a role. Men are in charge or producing the goods for the family while the women stays home and takes care of the children and house Engels and the Rise of the Patriarchal Family -Matrilineal to patrilineal -Mother right-power that women had was not valuable -Private property...women lose control of property due to gens -Women reduced to servitude -Gendered division of labour Women’s Unpaid Labour -Women do 2/3 household (unpaid) labour -International Wages for Housework Movement (est. 1972) -UNDP, 1995: Globally $11 trillion in wages not paid for domestic labour --This creates financial problems for women if their husband were to die. She would receive pensions and retirement funds but it would not be the same or enough Women, Consumption, Care -Women care for male workers -Women are workers (unpaid)...this is actual work and can be 12 hour days -Family as consumer unit --“double shift”...paid labour as well as the house caring labour B. Family as Political Institution -Marriage licenses -taxation -Hospita
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