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University of Toronto Scarborough
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Familyppl from the lower class are less likely to be involved in the communitykiwinisvoluntary organizationsprivatisedstay at homeworking class are less likely to vote bc of attitudeauthoritarianismset of attitudes that ppl hold when theyre related to classdeveloped by Adornoclosed mindednessnot being open to new ideasmore likely to think in simple straightforward terms that dont reflect the complexity of the worldmore likely to be prejudiced families are sets of relationships ppl create to share resources daily to ensuretheir own and their childrens welfare and to socially reproduce their societyfamilies vary widely in the way they are organized across cultures and through historynuclear familymother fatherchildrenRecent calls for a return to family values evoke a problemfree past Deviations from the traditional breadwinnerhomemaker ideal are held to underlie many social problemsfamilyvalues advocates want to outlaw abortion samesex marriages and parenthood and cut funding for public day carethese arguments falsely assume that there is only one type of family that can adequately raise children and that choices can be made completely freely actually choices are structured by gender class a
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