theoretical and methodology lecture notes

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Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Studying the Family Sociology 415: The Family Professor Jennifer Glick
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Debates over Family Change and Family Policy Debates over family change and family policy start with the underlying assumptions about what “causes” social problems:
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Debates over family change and family policy start with the underlying assumptions about what “causes” social problems: The conservative model: Cultural and Moral Weakening Family Breakdown: Divorce; Nonmarital births, etc. Social problems: School dropout; drug use, etc. Increased poverty Changing Economic Structure Diverse effects: Income inequality (childhoods of poverty vs. luxury) Family stress or breakdown due to poverty Flexible roles; more choice for men and women. Changing Family and Gender Roles The liberal model:
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Theoretical Perspectives Structural Functionalist Perspective Social Conflict Perspective Social Exchange Theory Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
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Structural Functionalism Question is always focused on whether the family is fulfilling specific functions for society
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 415 taught by Professor Jenniferglick during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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