What is the Debate about Family Diversity? PART 3: Choice, Risk, Divorce & Acceptance of Diversity

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Published on 17th February 2019 by

What is the Debate about Family Diversity? PART 3: Choice, Risk, Divorce & Acceptance of Diversity

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Modernists, Functionalists, and the New Right view the conventional nuclear family as the only normal family where other types are deviant.
Chester views the one major change as the neo-conventional family.
Beck argues that we now live in a ‘risk society’ whereby tradition has less influence and people have more choice. As a result of this, we are more aware of risks. This is because making choices involves calculating the risks and rewards of different actions.
Sociologists: Britain is no longer dominated by one family type. They argue that we should be celebrating family diversity.

This video includes concepts and sociologists such as:

  • Beck
  • Weeks
  • Stacey
  • Two Views of Family Diversity
  • Divorce-Extended Family
  • Risk Society & the Negotiated Family
  • Giddens: Choice and Equality

If you want further explanations about family diversity or more in-depth A-Level sociology videos on families and households then just click the links on this page.

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