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    Would migration come up as a 24 marker???????
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    I'm really struggling with social policy - what are some good points I could make/examples of policies?
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    Is Donzelot a Marxist?
    Yes - Donzelot argued that nurses and doctors use their knowledge to change poorer families into more positive ones e.g by prescribing parenting classes to parents of failing children
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    are there any topics that there is no point in revising? (in depth at least)
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    (Original post by MC777)
    Would migration come up as a 24 marker???????
    Very much doubt it- 6 marker at most
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    (Original post by BOWE)
    I did a practice essay on this as well! Have no clue if it is any good at all, want me to type it up? feel free to give it some crit and feedback if you can.
    Yeah that'd be fab!
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    How many paragraphs should we write in the 24 markers?
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    Very much doubt it- 6 marker at most
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    I hope you're right, I'd have no idea what to write.
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    As a criticism for the Feminist-marxist/Ansley approach, could I site how I'm in fact the 'taker of ****' when it comes to my girlfriend?
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    (Original post by MC777)
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    I hope you're right, I'd have no idea what to write.
    DW, the exam is in the afternoon right not the morning?
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    Can someone simplify what is postmodernism and new right cause im proper confusedddddd
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    DW, the exam is in the afternoon right not the morning?
    Yeah it's in the afternoon, I've read over what is written in the book and it just talks about the changes in patterns of immigration and emigration over the years so I'm not sure if there's much more to do on it I guess.Do you reckon postmodernism will come up as a 24 mark by itself?
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    (Original post by h.idrizi)
    Can someone simplify what is postmodernism and new right cause im proper confusedddddd
    PM - choice and diversity, no shared values, only subcultures as people construct their own lifestyles. This is due to rapid change (technology, media, etc). This has made family less stable, but there's an increase in choice and negotiation within domestic arrangements as a result of it.

    NR - nuclear family form is biologically natural. This is because it fulfills its roles most efficiently in this form (socialisation, emotion support, etc). They should also be self-reliant, as otherwise relying on welfare leads to a dependency culture, which undermines traditional gender roles, which leads to family breakdowns, especially as father's are discouraged and have no incentive to provide for their family. This leads to inadequate socialisation because children will now lack a role model, which will ultimately lead to further social problems and delinquency.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by gemmax6x)
    Yeah that'd be fab!
    I HATED this question, and waffle is an understatement haha. so please don't read this thinking this is the right answer... I have no idea what this would get so feedback would be amazing


    Examine the ways in which social polices influence families and households


    The traditional family structure is nuclear- a two generational family made up of parents and their dependent children. Diversity in families refers to their structures. Society has seen an increase in alternative structures, particularly in the last 40 years. Social policies play a big role in this as they can encourage or prevent specific family type forming.



    One social policy that has significantly impacted on diversity is the de-criminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. This has allowed same-sex couples to openly co-habit. Stonewall estimate that 5-7% of cohabiting couples are same-sex. Due to the discretion of same sex relationships prior to de-criminalisation it is impossible to see the true extent of increase in this type of family and household. The 1997 labour government implemented a policy allowing cohabiting couples -including same sex- to adopt. Under the conservative/Liberal democrat coalition government in 2014, same-sex couples were given equal marriage status, allowing them to be acknowledged by law as married and benefit from married couples tax allowance. However, these incentives for married couples also prevent diversity in heterosexual relationships. Feminists such as Land argue that social policies assume all families are patriarchal and nuclear- preventing equal incentives for single parent households or cohabiting couples. Drew identifies this as familistic gender regimes





    . However, it could be argues that changes in divorce law have had a bigger impact. Divorce law has made divorce easier to obtain. Statistic show that 40% of married couples divorce. Iin 1921, women were allowed to apply for divorce, prior to this only men could. Today, 70% of divorces are filed by women. The ground for divorce were widened in 1971 to cover 'irretrievable breakdown' of marriage. This meant that divorce was becoming more common and as Goody and Mitchell note, 'normalised'. The result of these changes in divorce law is an increase in single parent families. 90% are matrifocal (headed by a female). Feminists argue that although divorce is a good thing as it promotes women's independence, state policies reinforce gender scripts and assume that it is the mother who must fulfill the expressive role. This can be seen in policies such as Child tax credits being paid to the mother, longer paid maternity leave that paternity, and fathers often being denied custody. These creates a self fulfilling prophesy.The increase in single parent households as a result of divorce law also creates an increase in one person households- mainly inhabited by divorced men under 65. However, functionalists argue that single parent households and one person households just show a 'snapshot' in time and that these are not permanent family types. Many divorcees remarry. This is refered to as serial monogomy. Functionalist Chester argues that the main type of family diversity created by social policies is within the nuclear family. Discrimination law and equal pay laws ( more recently reformed to the combined Equal pay and the equality act 2010) enable women to take on a shared breadwinner role. He calls this the neo conventional family



    Murray argues from a New Right perspective that social policies do have effect of family structure, but this is a negative thing. He argues that the welfare state gives single mothers ( who are now more commonly never marries rather than divorced) a 'perverse incentive' creating a dependency culture that 'inadequately socialise' their children and produce a cycle of single parent families. Murray encourages social policies that don't undermine the self-sufficiency of the nuclear family, and prevents absent fathers, such as the Child Support Act.
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    (Original post by KopiteMoss)
    PM - choice and diversity, no shared values, only subcultures as people construct their own lifestyles. This is due to rapid change (technology, media, etc). This has made family less stable, but there's an increase in choice and negotiation within domestic arrangements as a result of it.

    NR - nuclear family form is biologically natural. This is because it fulfills its roles most efficiently in this form (socialisation, emotion support, etc). They should also be self-reliant, as otherwise relying on welfare leads to a dependency culture, which undermines traditional gender roles, which leads to family breakdowns, especially as father's are discouraged and have no incentive to provide for their family. This leads to inadequate socialisation because children will now lack a role model, which will ultimately lead to further social problems and delinquency.

    Hope this helps!
    omg yessss thanksssss!
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    (Original post by Tj789)
    How many paragraphs should we write in the 24 markers?
    Depends on if it's Assess or Examine to be honest

    Examine question is A01 heavy - so you wanna be putting across as many points as possible, I'd say 5/6 paragraphs is best

    Assess question requires more A02, so I'd say maybe 4/5 paragraphs with lots of criticisms, evaluation, in each one.
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    (Original post by MC777)
    Yeah it's in the afternoon, I've read over what is written in the book and it just talks about the changes in patterns of immigration and emigration over the years so I'm not sure if there's much more to do on it I guess.Do you reckon postmodernism will come up as a 24 mark by itself?
    Doubt it- they give you a question like "assess the view that the nuclear family no longer exists"- then you would include postmodernist ideas- Like life course analysis/ Giddens and stuff like that
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    HELP! sTUCK ON THIS QUESTION!

    Asses sociological explanations on the changing position of children

    Asses?? This is more of an examine question how can you argue for an against?!
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    Does the phrase 'power relationships' essentially mean it's an essa about the domestic division of labour?
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    (Original post by Megst)
    Does the phrase 'power relationships' essentially mean it's an essa about the domestic division of labour?
    division of labour and domestic violence too? maybe
 
 
 
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