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Conjugal Roles

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Sociology

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Conjugal Roles

AIMS

In this particular study I will examine the concept of equality in marriage. I will use Bott's theories as a basis for my study. My aim is to find if chores are equally shared between men and women in Upper Newbolds households. My motivation has arisen by an observation of my mother undertaking all the domestic chores. I am interested to see if other families are similar or if conjugal roles are implemented in these households. My study is part of a wider debate which links social networks and class with conjugal roles.

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CONTEXT AND CONCEPTS

I will use Bott's theories so I can relate close-knit networks and lose-knit networks with conjugal roles. Rosser and Harris' concepts of pulsive domesticity and close-knit networks will be used to explain why women traditionally do domestic chores.

Bott uses feminist theories to elaborate on conjugal roles. Botts' theory was implemented in the 70's nevertheless I feel this is still relevant in today's society as the concept of inequality still exists. Bott found extreme segregation in working class families. This maybe due to their connected social networks. Bott's study

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