Ruether Ch. 5 notes guide

Ruether Ch. 5 notes guide - o Argument arose that being a...

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Religious Perspectives on Marriage and Family (RLST 255) Mr. Montevecchio Mercyhurst College Ruether Ch. 5 Notes Guide Major Questions: 1. What are the implications of a transformation from a production based economy to a consumption based economy? 2. What does it mean to say that women are faced with a “false choice” between work and family? Chapter 5 Modern family is marked by change from “economic production” model to “consumption” model (p. 125-126) o Mass Media as a major power of influence o Emphasis on housekeeping False choice of Work or Family
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Unformatted text preview: o Argument arose that being a mother was a “full-time” job and for women to work was neglecting children to their detriment. o p. 126: “A new generation of women social historians pointed out that women had always both worked and cared for children, but that when work, once centered in the home, had been severed from it, it had created a conflict between the two that had not existed before.” o Both family and work—creative contribution to the social good—are part of human fulfillment; men had access to both, women did not....
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course RLST 255 taught by Professor Montevecchio during the Summer '08 term at Mercyhurst University.

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