Family Fluidity

Family Fluidity - Family Fluidity Family ideology and...

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Family Fluidity Family ideology and legislation Based on the work of Bren Neale, Leeds University Sociology at NSG
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The Indissoluble family Early C20th Patriarchal Life-long monogamy Sex role segregation Father-right (if mothers left husbands, they lost their children)
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The Companionate Family 1950s Wives companions (not slaves) to husband and children Greater emphasis on personal fulfilment Women work for ‘pin’ money Birth control for planning children within marriage Higher expectations of marriage Divorce rare and stigmatised
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The Reconstituted Family 1970s ’69 Divorce Reform Act allowed for a ‘clean break’ for re-marriage Those ‘living in sin’ could now more easily divorce and ‘re-tie the knot’ Stepfather’s position overrode that of the biological father Biological father’s financial responsibilities to first family not legally enforced Unsuccessful marriages could be replaced by successful ones
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