take home final - Danielle Shamroe Sociology of Gender Take...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sociology of Gender Take home Final 9 December 2010 Part I 1. Outline the major differences between the pre-industrial family and the post- industrial family, with particular reference to the status of adult women and men in these families. Family is tied to economic conditions, and since the economy is constantly changing, so does the family. Pre and Post-Industrial families share several differences concerning the characteristics, practices, and responsibilities of the family. Before the Industrial Revolution, the families were often multigenerational and tied with the community. The pre-industrial society had involvement from the extended families, and they all worked together to produce goods for the families success and survival. Since the societies had not been industrialized yet, the work place for the families were in the rural lands, so often the families lived in close distance to their kin. In the pre-industrial societies, production was relatively simple, so the number of specialty jobs were limited. As a result, the families experienced both division of labor, but also cross-training. There was barely any separation between work and the family life, and some work was done in the families' home to manage more things at once. Since both work and family life were relatively done in the same place, the father's involvement in childcare with pre industrial families was relatively higher. In a pre industrial families there was no room to waste, and the families consumed what they produced. Men’s status in pre industrial families were to hunt, prepare the fields, help care for the children, help with building around the house; and women’s status were to help gather food supplies, plant, manage distribution of foods and belongings, cook and clean, and primarily care for the children. After the Industrial Revolution, the pre-industrial society is now an industrial one the new idea of a nuclear family. In this new industrial society, many people went from the rural lands to the town to work in the factories, and this caused many of the extended families to split, and for a time people lived as part of a nuclear family who were isolated from their kin. Work and family began to separate more and more as jobs in agriculture declines, and those in factories expanded. Initially, men had more access to a cash, so the status of men increased through time to be the primary financial holder. They received the wage money with an impression the husband would share and take care of his family with the money. Since the man of the household had to travel to the factories to work, his involvement in childcare decreased over time. As this new society developed so did the inequality between men and women. For example, there was a greater accumulation of surplus resources by men in comparison to women. The pre-industrial family fit with the pre-industrial society at that time; however,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 8

take home final - Danielle Shamroe Sociology of Gender Take...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online