Evaluation of the Marxist Perspective

Read the section on the Marxist approach to family policies on pages 85 to 86 of the book and use that information to help you complete the following passage. The missing words are listed at the end. Strengths Marxism offers a more ______________perspective on the...

Postmodernity and the Life Course

Working in pairs, refer to pages 74 to 77 and answer the following questions. Identify 4 ways in which families are being influenced by the changes described in Box 7. According to Giddens, why are personal relationships in today’s society less stable? How does the...

Sociological Views of Family Diversity

Here is a list of statements from different sociologists, expressing a range of views on family diversity. They can all be found on pages 71 to 78 of the book. Match each of the statements with one of the following viewpoints: functionalism; the New Right; feminism;...

Extended Families Today

Working in groups of 3 or 4, make a list of the members of your extended family – grandparents, aunts, cousins etc. How far away from you do they live? How often do you see them? What kind of contact do you have with them? Have they helped each other at times of...