Lecture 17 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 17:...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

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

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

Unformatted text preview: 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 17: Children and Parents Prof. Elwert Review Care work and housework Who does what? Second shift Understanding gender division of household labor Power & authority Self-reinforcing mechanisms Strategies of coming to terms with inequality Family myths 2 Preview Parents and Children Socialization Parenting styles Baumrind: educational styles Fathers Lareau: educational styles by class, intergenerational transmission of social status MacLanahan: parental resources by education Role of Parents Childrearing is one central task of the public family Material support, emotional support, control Parental circumstances and parenting powerfully shape life chances of next generation intergenerational transmission of class position Challenges popular rhetoric of autonomy and personal responsibility, and equal opportunity 3 Socialization Socialization involves parents, peers, media Two stages of socialization: Primary socialization: Learning norms, attitudes, behaviors that enable membership of a culture Secondary socialization: Learning how to function in particular groups within society (e.g. profession) Ongoing process Parenting Styles Differentiate parenting styles along dimensions of emotional support and exercise of control (Baumrind 1971) 1. Authoritative: high emotional support, consistent moderate control 2. Permissive: emotional support, little control 3. Authoritarian: low support, coercive (unreasoned) control 4 Parenting Styles Authoritative often preferred, though research not strongest Authoritarian and discordant (i.e. conflicting) styles thought harmful Group differences. Race/ethnicity Religion Race and class differences (later slides) Fathers Fathers tend to relate somewhat differently to children ( active play ) than mothers though much more variation today Historically, fathers were breadwinners Today, can be involved in direct care, nurturing, engaging in activities, sharing responsibility for arranging care, etc....
View Full Document

Page1 / 17

Lecture 17 - 1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 17:...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

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