AS Family Diversity: Chester & the Neo-Conventional Family

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AS Family Diversity: Chester & the Neo-Conventional Family

  1. 1. AS Sociology: Family Diversity<br />Chester and the Neo-Conventional Family<br />
  2. 2. Chester: The Neo-Conventional Family (1985)<br />Saw family diversity, but did not think of it as very significant or negative as did the New Right.<br />The only important change was the ‘move away from the conventional nuclear family structure’ to the neo-conventional family.<br />Chester defines the neo-conventional family as a dual-earning family in which both spouses go out to work.<br />
  3. 3. Neo-Conventional Family Activity<br />Get into groups of no more than 4 people.<br />You have 15 minutes for this activity.<br />Devise a set of questions to use to ask a sample of people of different generations about their attitudes to family and personal relationships.<br />Include questions about: divorce, cohabitation, homosexuality, births outside of marriage , lone-parent families and abortion.<br />Your homework is to use your questions to interview at least 2 people. We will discuss your findings next lesson.<br />

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