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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCL 2505
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Semester
Spring

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August29 2013Sociology 2505Contemporary Family ContextThe traditional nuclear family1950s sitcoms portrayed the American Family at the time Dad was the bread winnermom stayed home done all the house workIs this the ideal family Should it be mom dadkidsContemporary Families are diverse like in todays familiessingle parent gaylesbian mixed ethnic racial etcDiversity can either be tolerated or of great concern TraditionalConservative Viewpointchildbearing after marriage NOT beforenuclear familymarriage btwn manwomancohabitation living together but not marrieddiversification of families is producing negative outcome for childrensingle parents dont have enough time for themmarriage movementConservatives also favor public policy that encourages and promotes marriage as the way out of problemsModernistsLiberal ViewpointArgue that society can adjust to new family formsdiversity defendersfeel public policies should support families of all typesIndividualism and Families
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