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Mind Map on COUPLES , created by missreah on 03/14/2015.
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sociology unit 1
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DIVISION OF LABOUR
Functionalism: Parsons (1955) instrumental and expressive role, biologically base, functional for the family, its members and wider society
March of progress: Bott (1957) - segregated and joint conjugal roles
Young & Willmott (1950s) WC, extended families in Bethnal Green, (1973) trend towards symmetrical family
Feminism: Oakley (1974) housewife role is 'socially construct'
IMPACT OF PAID WORK
Dual burden - housework and paid work Duncombe and Marsden (1995): triple shift - emotion work also.
Commercialisation of housework - schor (1993) - death of the housewife role
Gershuny: lagged adaptation Sullivan (2000)
Gender scripts: Dunne (1999) 37 lesbian couples - more equal. Heterosexuals: socialised into gender scripts. Homosexuals: did not link household tasks to gender
RESOURCES AND DECISION MAKING
Kempson (1994) women in low income families denied own needs to make ends meet. Resources shared unequally
Pahl & Vogler (1993): allowance system, pooling. Volger (1994): increase in pooling.
Edgell (1980): important decisions made by men because they earn more
sociologists: DV too widespread to be the behaviour of only a disturbed few.
6.6 million assault per year - mainly men against women. 1 in 4 women are assaulted at some time (BCS)
Problems with statistics: Under-reporting and Under-recording. Yearnshire (1997) - women on average suffer 35 assaults before reporting to the police
Russell & Dobash (1979) violence was triggered when men felt that their authority was being challenged.
Radical feminists: men oppress women through family. Men also dominate the state = why courts & police fail to take DV seriously
Mirrlees-Black - other groups at risk of DV: Young people, WC, rented accommodation, high alcohol + drug consumption
Elliot (1996) - not all men are aggressive
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