Uploaded on

 

More in: Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
8,219
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
32
Comments
0
Likes
1

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Five Types of Family Diversity
    AS Sociology: The Rapoports
  • 2. Rhona & Robert Rapoports (1982)
    Diversity is central to understanding the modern family
    Believe we’ve moved away from the traditional nuclear family
    British families have adapted to a pluralistic society– this is one in which cultures & lifestyle are more diverse.
    They have identified five different types of family diversity in Britain today.
  • 3. 1) Organisational Diversity
    Refers to differences in the way family roles are organised.
    Examples:
    Some couples have joint conjugal roles and are joint- wage-earners.
    Segregated conjugal roles and one wage earner.
  • 4. 2) Cultural Diversity
    Different cultural, religious and ethnic groups have different family structures.
    Example:
    There is a higher proportion of female-headed families among Afro-Caribbean households.
    Can you think of an example based on the above?
  • 5. 3) Social Class Diversity
    Differences in family structure are partly the result of income differences between households of different classes.
    This also affects child-rearing practices.
    In relation to the 2 points above, discuss the following with the person sat next to you:
    Royal family
    Income support families
    Hollywood actors and actresses
    Poorly educated adults with children
  • 6. 4) Life-Stage Diversity
    Family structure depends on the point at which you find yourself in your life-cycle.
    Examples:
    Newlyweds
    Couples with children
    Retired couples whose children have left home
    Widows/widowers who live alone
  • 7. 5) Generational Diversity
    Defined as older and younger generations having different attitudes and experiences that reflect the historical periods in which they have lived.
    Example:
    Morality about divorce, cohabitation, children born outside of marriage & homosexuality might be very controversial to one generation and a non-issue to another.
  • 8. Check Your Understanding
    Suggest two reasons why there might be differences in child-rearing practices between middle-class and working class families.
    Suggest two ways in which cultural or religious factors may affect family structures or relationships.