F&H Marxism

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  1. NUCLEAR FAMILY UNIVERSAL?
    • No, only in capitalist societies that require inheritance and inequality 
    • exists but it's bad 
    • if we got rid of capitalism, we wouldn't have nuclear family
  2. CHILDHOOD
    • In modern societies children are still preparing for work at an early stage through testing in school compressing personalities in preparation for work
    • The long shadow of work
    • Childhood is exploited by capitalists as children are encouraged to be adult consumers
    • Life is still worse for working class children 
    • Pester power
  3. CONJUGAL ROLES
    • Middle class women have more power in their relationships than working class women do 
    • Inequality within conjugal roles passes on capitalist values to children as it teaches them to accept hierarchy and exploitation 
    • If working class men abuse their wives, it as a result of the pressures and humiliations they experience in employment
  4. GRANDPARENTS
    • Working class grandparents have lower life expectancies compared to middle class grandparents 
    • This is due to having more health issues (connected with working class jobs as well as poverty and poor housing) and being denied access to the best care homes (private care homes)
    • The burden of caring for the elderly will affect working class families as they have less money and time to support older generations
  5. THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY
    • Providing the next labour force: (function of children)
    • An illusion of safety 
    • Socialisation of children: acceptance of inequality (capitalist values)
    • Allows men to relieve the frustrations from the work place: domestic violence (wilkinson) more frequent in working class households
    • Inheritance: adults passing money to their children instead of society (private ownership)
    • Helps to maintain class, inequality and capitalism: women, men, children 
    • A source of capitalist profit: It consumes and buys the goods that capitalists create
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F&H Marxism
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2016-01-03 21:17:31
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