Different Components Of Families And Family Values From A Sociological Viewpoint

939 Words Dec 14th, 2016 4 Pages
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 ideas of family and their values while using child rearing. Another component in the book is the work and family balance. From the different studies and interviews that Hochschild provides, she gives enough evidence to show different types of families have different perspectives on who works. The historical context of mothers in society has changed, in 1975, only 39 percent of women with children six and under were in the civilian work force, and by 2009 it had risen to 64 percent (pg.2). Women in today’s society work more than before. Also, gender ideology is an important component of families and their values. Arlie Hochschild provides on (pg.15) that each person’s gender ideology defines what sphere a person wants to identify with (home…

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