Week 7 Familly

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Family - ppl from the lower class are less likely to be involved in the community - kiwinis voluntary organizations - privatised stay at home - working class are less likely to vote bc of attitude - authoritarianism set of attitudes that ppl hold when theyre related to class - developed by Adorno - closed mindedness not being open to new ideas - more likely to think in simple straight-forward terms that dont reflect the complexity of the world - more likely to be prejudiced - families are sets of relationships ppl create to share resources daily to ensure their own and their childrens welfare and to socially reproduce their society - families vary widely in the way they are organized across cultures and through history - nuclear family mother, father & children - Recent calls for a return to family values evoke a problem-free past. Deviations from the traditional breadwinnerhomemaker ideal are held to underlie many social problems - family-values advocates want to outlaw abortion, same-sex marriages and parenthood and cut funding for public day care - these arguments falsely assume that there is only one type of family that can ade
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