Essays Tagged: "Nuclear family"

Gender Roles. From point of view of American of Vietnamese origin.

amily united. My mother was the last of her siblings to arrive in the United States. Establishing a nuclear family was not the concern of my parents when they came to the States. They set out to work ...

(8 pages) 136 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Thesis: With the variety of family situations arising in todays society, the typical well-rounded nuclear family should no longer be considered the ideal family concept.

a variety of people, including those within the family group itself. One such image is that of the nuclear family. The nuclear family is usually imagined as a two-parent household with two-point one ... the perfect home. However, in recent history, different situations have arisen and the concept of a nuclear family has diminished from the thoughts of modern families as more opportunities have opened ...

(5 pages) 500 1 2.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What are the consequences of the breakdown of the traditional family for American society?

two or more people who consider themselves related by blood, marriage, or adoption; also known as a nuclear family. The extended family includes grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc.The changing family: ... drug abuse, or other irresponsible behavior by one of the parents.In conclusion: The decline of the nuclear family has lead to poverty, poor health, unhappiness, lower educational achievement and anti ...

(5 pages) 226 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Account for the breakdown of the family as an institution

is a concept but its structure has changed. There has been a change from the extended family to the nuclear family. There are lots of factors which have contributed to this. The majority of social pro ... ms and so, they prefer joining the sect.There has been a transition from the extended family to the nuclear family. The joint or extended family is one with lots of corporation. There is the strengthe ...

(6 pages) 160 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sexual Orientation Does Not Determine Parenting Abilities: A reaction paper supporting gays and lesbians parenting rights

realize that the modern family has developed into many different forms in recent years in that the "nuclear family" is not necessarily the most common form anymore. Thus, gay and lesbians should not b ... lesbian and gay headed families, which is completely unnecessary. When society assumes male-headed nuclear families to be the best and only right way, and all alternative patterns to be exceptions, w ...

(5 pages) 123 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

divorce and its effects on children

orce rate and the long and short term effects that it has on the children".To me it seems as if the nuclear family is becoming extinct. According to Ensign, Scherman, and Clark (1998) the American fam ...

(6 pages) 269 1 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Traditional family

In the 1960s, the American family consisted of four or five members, called the nuclear family: father, mother, and two or three children. Where the father worked full-time the mot ...

(2 pages) 97 0 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Nuclear Family and Society

tabilizing the relationship between a man and a woman."The authors of Families in Canada define the nuclear family as a family unit composed of both a mother and a father who have one or more children ... ily unit composed of both a mother and a father who have one or more children. Simply put, Canada's nuclear family is generally a family that is not united with the kinship support network of an exten ...

(6 pages) 161 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Role of the Family

indeed follow function. Many sociological studies conducted in recent years have indicated that the nuclear family is found at both the primitive and modern stages of economic evolution. The nuclear f ... s in modern industrial societies where the marketplace requires the geographical mobility of small, nuclear systems. This patternof family roles in society, established over long centuries, still appl ...

(6 pages) 245 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Compare Contrst Greek And Roman Women

and Roman families. I hope to prove this fact in the following essay. The Greek family was mostly a nuclear family. It usually consisted of a husband, wife, and their children. The family was consider ... and Roman families. I hope to prove this fact in the following essay. The Greek family was mostly a nuclear family. It usually consisted of a husband, wife, and their children. The family was consider ...

(5 pages) 62 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

An analysis of characters from the books "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, and "Houseboy" by Ferdinand Oyino

a European ideal, believing that the Europeans were perfect in their ways, especially within their nuclear families. However, in reality Okonkwo was not the man he thought he was. He had shown feelin ... ideals when he became aware of the affair between Susan Decazy and the prison director, Moreau. The nuclear family was a façade. Both Okonkwo and Toundi's inability to act on this gap between i ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Broken Homes and Shattered Dreams: A Paper about family units in the 21st century

usehold, usually consisting of parents and their children. There are many types of families such as nuclear and single-parent. When people think of families, they usually think of two parents, one mal ... two parents, one male and one female, and a child birthed from the mother. This is an example of a nuclear family. Up until recently, nuclear families were the majority of types of families in the Un ...

(3 pages) 61 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Analysis of What a Girl Wants

at a Girl Wants start out as a non- traditional, single- parent family and they end up as a typical nuclear family. The movie is mainly regarding Daphne's search for her dad and viewers get to see the ... is similar to Daphne's parents' situation except with a happy ending. His family is also a typical nuclear family.What A Girl Wants could and is classified by some people as a fairytale and you can t ...

(5 pages) 60 1 3.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The American family

ring or before the sixties. Only a small minority of contemporary families fit the mold of being a "nuclear" family today. Until about the 1960's most Americans shared a common set of beliefs about fa ... ious, hostile, withdrawn and were less popular with their peers than their classmates from healthy "nuclear" family environments. In later life, adults who grew up in divorced homes are more likely th ...

(6 pages) 97 1 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Family structures and roles

ll look at the roles of members in a family unit and how this has changed over the last 25-50 years.Nuclear familyThe roles within the nuclear family used to be the father being the main provider and ... wn.Extended familyThe role of members in the extended family did not vary greatly from those of the nuclear family. The daughter settled in close proximity to her mother and they saw each other on a d ...

(5 pages) 298 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


The agrarian society encouraged Domus in contrasts to nuclear families becausethe Domus served as a function to the community better then the nuclear fami ... eople believed that society functioned when they knew their status androles within a community. The nuclear family only consisted of a man, his wife,children, and maid. The Domus proved to be more use ...

(1 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"The Color Purple" Review.

In our society, a nuclear family consists of a mother, a father, and the average amount of kids (2.5). It is the basis ... der to relate to. Obviously we have all felt some kind of special bond with someone outside of the "nuclear" family. Alice Walker tries her best to connect with the reader by showing how love influenc ... person if she had the knowledge of Nellie's existence earlier in the book.In today's society, the "nuclear" family is non-existent, but the idea of it is still prevalent. It's hard to erase it, but A ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Using examples from the Australian context examine how families and family roles have changed over the past 100 years. Discuss how recent social and cultural changes have affected the family.

In this modern society, the 'family' is typically acknowledged as a nuclear family. There are various definitions of the family; according to Bessant and Watts (2002), ... family stays together until the children reach independence and parts from the family to form a new nuclear family. Murdock (1949, p.1 citied in Baker 2001, p.80) labels the nuclear family as a "socia ... to re-establish the meaning of family in our lives. Murdock's insistence on the universality of the nuclear family disguises the actual diversity of family forms (Bottomley, 1985). While there have al ...

(6 pages) 58 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The 1950's An American History: Brief overview of 1950's culture.

The Fifties was a time of the nuclear family, "I Love Lucy", and things like the hula hoop. People dressed the same, talked the sa ... y an espionage agent of the Soviet Union." The typical family in the fifties is usually known as a nuclear family or traditional family. A nuclear family is a family consisting of a father, a mother, ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Secrets and Lies" Review

arianne Jean-Baptiste, Phyllis Logan, Timothy SpallIf ever there were doubts that the sabotage of a nuclear family unit would be diluted when brought to screen, let them be dispelled now. Enter the 21 ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis