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  1. 1. GCSE Sociology The Role of the Family
  2. 2. Starter… <ul><li>In pairs, mind map the functions you can think of that the family performs. </li></ul>Now choose one of your functions of the family and write it down on the post-it-note.
  3. 3. Roles of the Family Place your post-it-notes here
  4. 4. Learning Objectives <ul><li>To describe and explain the role of the family. What is the family for? </li></ul><ul><li>• To briefly contrast different views of the family. How do functionalists differ to feminists? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Functionalist Sociologists <ul><li>Functionalist Sociologists believe both people and society have needs which must be met for society to function smoothly. </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalists see the nuclear family plays an important role because t performs a number of essential functions. </li></ul>Can you think of three things which individuals needs to survive?
  6. 6. Functionalist Sociologists <ul><li>Functionalist Sociologists four essential functions of the family are: </li></ul>Functionalism Reproduction Primary Socialisation Economic Provision Emotional Gratification
  7. 7. Meeting The Needs <ul><li>We have seen what the Functionalist Sociologists see the four essential roles of the family to be, but which family types fulfil these? </li></ul>The Nuclear Family The Extended Family The Reconstituted Family The Lone Parent Family
  8. 8. Feminist Sociologists <ul><li>Feminist Sociologists come from a conflict perspective, this is completely opposite to Functionalist Sociologists. </li></ul><ul><li>Feminists identify that inequality exists between men and women, therefore they are critical of the family as they see it to contribute to the inequality. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Feminist Sociologists <ul><li>Functionalist Sociologists identify primary socialization to be an essential function of the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Feminist Sociologists identify it to be negative as it contributes to the inequality between males and females. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Think back… <ul><li>Think back to your childhood, what activities or tasks did you help your parents of other family members with? E.g. washing up, baking, mending/cleaning the car. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Different Treatment – Why? <ul><li>Baby boys and baby girls are often treated different and feminists see them to be brought up in certain roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Where do the ideas of who should do what roles come from? </li></ul>Fairy Liquid 'Fleece' TV ad - 60 sec advert Feminists see gender socialization to take place in the family = Inequality
  12. 12. Violence in the Home <ul><li>The Feminist approach is one which highlights a negative aspects of the family to be violence in the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Feminists identify how the home is not a safe haven for every family. </li></ul>Task: Read the extract on Page 124 and answer question two only!
  13. 13. Plenary A question you have about today’s lesson Things you have been reminded on in today’s lesson Things you have learnt in today’s lesson
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