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First stage in the process of learning the culture in your society; takes place within the family.
Form of feminist theory that believes that gender inequality is the result of male domination in all aspects of social and economic life.
the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded
A broad perspective in sociology and anthropology which sets out to interpret society as a structure with interrelated parts. Functionalism addresses society as a whole in terms of the function of its constituent elements; namely norms, customs, traditions and institutions. A common analogy presents these parts of society as "organs" that work toward the proper functioning of the "body" as a whole.
explains both victimization and criminality among women in terms of gender inequality, patriarchy, and the exploitation of women under capitalism.
Form of feminist theory that believes that gender inequality is produced by unequal access to civil rights and certain social resources, such as education and employment, based on sex. Liberal feminists tend to seek solutions through changes in legislation that ensure that the rights of individuals are protected.
System of social organization in which males dominate the family and where public institutions, descent, and succession are traced through the male line.
the average number of children a woman of childbearing years would have in her lifetime, if she had children at the current rate for her country
The average number of years an individual can be expected to live, given current social, economic, and medical conditions. Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live.
a succession of short monogamous relationships (as by someone who undergoes multiple divorces)
The roles played by a man and woman (traditionally husbands and wives) in a domestic setting i.e. the home. It particularly focuses on the 'domestic division of labour' i.e. who does what jobs in the home. It is the expected behaviour of husbands and wives.
the position of the family member who provides the family's material support and is often an authority figure (traditionally taken by a man)
the emotional role of providing a supportive home for a family (traditionally taken by a woman)
Both partners take on both roles in the households e.g. women out to work and the men help at home
Unit of production
Where the pre-industrial family works together to produce the goods and services needed for it's own survival.
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