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  1. 1. G672 – Topics in Socialisation, Culture and Identity: Family Use this checklist to ensure that you have covered all the areas needed for success in your exams. The following topics will be covered in class. However, it will be your responsibility to make sure that you catch up with any topics you miss and to actively revise the different areas. Topic area Covered in class Revised 1 Revised 2 1. Key concepts and key trends within the family Key concepts: • nuclear families; • extended families; • househoulds. Trends in families and households: • family size; • marriage; • divorce; • cohabitation; • single-parent families; • single-person households. 2. The role of the family in society Functionalism Marxism 3. Family diversity Different types of family diversity: • single-parent families; • beanpole families; • reconstituted families; • cultural diversity; • class diversity; • sexual diversity. Contemporary views of family diversity: • post-modern; • New Right. 4. Roles, responsibilities and relationships within the family Roles, responsibilities and relationships in family life, including: • between men and women; • between children and parents. Sociological explanations: • functionalist; • Marxist; • feminist explanations (liberal, Marxist, radical). Demographic changes, including: • ageing population; • family size.

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