Postmodernism and family diversity

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A Levels Sociology (Family and Households) Mind Map on Postmodernism and family diversity, created by dottydiva96 on 12/12/2013.
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Postmodernism and family diversity
1 Cheal argues that we no longer live in the 'modern' world, with its predictable structures (e.g. nuclear family)
1.1 Society has entered a new, chaotic postmodern stage
1.1.1 Family structure is fragmented; individuals have much more choice in their lifestyles, personal relationships and family arrangements
2 In today's society, no dominant family type
3 Greater diversity and choice
3.1 Gives individuals more freedom over life choices
3.2 Greater freedom means greater risk of instability (relationship breakdown)
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