Study Guide Answers - Chapter 1 Myth The myth of a stable...

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Chapter 1 Myth The myth of a stable and harmonious family of the past o We romanticize the past The myth of separate world o Assumes that families are self-sufficient units relatively free from outside social pressures. o Although we want the family to protect us from society, we also expect families to prepare us for society The myth of the monolithic family form o “traditional” family model represents a small proportion of U.S. households. Less than 10% of households consist of married couples with children in which only the husband works. o Types of families The myth of a unified family experience o Two key components of all families are the gender system and the age system. These two systems produce different realities for men and women as well as for children and adults. The myth of family consensus o Like workplaces, and other social arenas, families are themselves sites of negotiation, exchange, power, conflict, and inequality The myth of family decline as the cause of social problems o It reverses the relationship between family and society by treating the family as
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 3101 taught by Professor Heyingjennyzhan during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Study Guide Answers - Chapter 1 Myth The myth of a stable...

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