• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In this essay I will discuss the roles of the family and talk a bit about how my family was brought up in their old society.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

In this essay I will discuss the roles of the family and talk a bit about how my family was brought up in their old society. I will also discuss differences from our society now and the society we used to live in. I will then discuss what families are they're for, what they help you out with and how they support you and also I will talk about different terms of the family. The roles of the family are: The Mother- Cares for the children and the house. The Father- Goes and earn money for the family. The children- To learn from the parents and to take care of them in their old age as the parents did the children. ...read more.

Middle

My Grand parents were not allowed to live together before they were married as it was against the law and they were not allowed Pre-marital sex. They were married in a church as they are Christians, at the ages of 21 (My Nan) and 23 (My Granddad). They adopted my Dad at the ages of 24 (My Nan) and 26 (My Granddad) and had a nuclear family. They are still happily married. My parents were quite different as they had pre-marital sex as it is not illegal anymore, they also co-habited and were married in a registry office and at the age of 26 my Mum had my sister. They then lived as a nuclear family and then at the age of 30 my Mum had me. ...read more.

Conclusion

Divorce is when two people fall out of love with each other and decide to separate. Co-habitation is when a man and a woman are living together without being married. Re-marriage is when a man or a woman are divorced (separated) from their wife or husband and married to a new partner after their previous marriage. A nuclear family is a Mother a father and any children living together as a unit. An extended family is a nuclear family including Grand parents Uncles And Aunties living as a unit or living close or being in contact with a lot. One parent family is when only one parent is bringing up the kids. Reconstituted family is where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Sociology essays

  1. "Commitment to Family life is dying"

    Would the feminist movement consider the commitment to family life as dying? They may see the definition of the family as created by men as stepping into decline and would welcome that as a sign of the success of feminism and female enlightenment to their plight but the family supported

  2. Is George Murdock's 'Nuclear Family' still, the norm in British society?

    is slowly becoming less popular as the reconstituted family nd the single-parent family is becoming evidently more common. These results are similar to the results of R Chester (8)(1985) who found that, "The nuclear family and marriage remain the normative experience for the great majority of Britons."

  1. Changes in Family Roles

    To carry out my project, I researched past sociologists who have done some work on the family, and I found that Jacqueline Scott has done some research on family roles and the female role in particular so any of her views will help shape my conclusion.

  2. Rationale - I have decided to study the gender-oriented issue of conjugal roles in ...

    My sample was reduced to ten couples because when I went round to respondent's homes they were not in. To overcome this problem I the researcher could have made the diary worth while for the respondents in order to motivate them to take part.

  1. Deforestation of the Amazon Rainfores- Humanities Essay

    Source S is an illustration from 1987. Source S shows a MEDC citizen who is eating a burger possibly from a MNC like McDonald's and the burger is shown to have trees from the tropical rainforest inside it. The purpose of this illustration is to show that people who eat

  2. A little bit of respect towards Woman.

    In it, she wrote frankly about her experiences growing up female in a male dominated world. Simone de Beauvoir never accepted for the role society had created for her gender. So, in order to first of all starting by analysing Beauvoir, her life and ideology and secondly her ideas stated

  1. The Nuclear family

    Another positivists approach to research is that of Marxism. There is little research to support Marxist views of the family, but one of the leading theorists Engels, believed that the family evolved over time "During the early stages of human evolution, Engels believed the means of production were communally owned

  2. The Family

    the family or as the basic unit, from which more complex forms are compounded, it exists as a distinct and strongly functional group in every known society." Murdock sees the family as the building block to a stable society. Great emphasis is placed on the positive functions of the family, termed the sexual, reproductive, economic and educational (socialization)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work