Contrasting The Different Components Of Families And Family Values

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The focus on this paper will be to construct the different components of families and family values from a sociological viewpoint. My platform will help support families and family values by presenting the comparison of families in society. The main components of the sociological framework that will be incorporated is historical context, empirical data, and power and inequality. In Arlie Hochschild’s “The Second Shift,” she analyzes the different impacts parents have on their families through interviews. An important component that Hochschild incorporates is the different types of families such as traditional, transitional, and egalitarian. Each type of family builds the foundation of families in society. Her interviews provide different …show more content…
This negative component interferes with the child’s family life and childhood. In “Unequal Childhoods” by Annette Lareau, she includes three main components, class, race, and family life that affect childhoods. A family’s class and race can also determine a family’s values. Although African American families do not date or marry outside their own racial and ethnic groups, both black and white families in the same social class are very similar and have often identical practices with their children (pg.240). The social class can determine the difference of family values more than race. For example, middle class families get their children with sports to improve their skill and to teach them to be better than their parents at a comparable age (pg. 241). Annette explains child rearing use mainly through concerted cultivation and natural growth. She also takes a sociological perspective of families using concerted cultivation or natural growth. Concerted cultivation parents usually value their children to take responsibility, have network connections, and expect entitlement. Meanwhile, natural growth parents value home life and school separate. Also, they seek guidance from teachers and have no networks (pg. …show more content…
In David A. Karp’s book “The Burden of Sympathy,” he incorporates three components that help support the sociological viewpoint of families. They are emotions, responsibility, and institutions. Emotions can determine how families feel towards their sick kin. The empirical data on (pg. 71) in a survey, “48.1 percent of the sample named the serious illness, suicide, or death of a love one as generating emotion other than what respondents thought they “ought” to feel.” Families or caregivers, feel they should continue to extend help to sick family member only if they help themselves (pg. 61). The last component involves institutions. Medical institutions can put stress on families. The empirical data provided done by Lasch shows that the development of a society that is highly dependent on experts of all sorts. Karp provides, if doctors are generally unavailable to their patients in mental hospitals, they are even more inaccessible to their family caregivers (pg.

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