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  • Current Perspectives On Dual Career Families
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    "Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families" In the essay entitled "Current Perspectives on Dual-Career Families" written by Lucia Albino Gilbert. It talks about how the children of dual-career families are effect and the gender roles are change in a dual-career family. In a dual-career family, both the mother and the father work full time jobs. In this case study it showed the children of dual-career families are the same in other school aged children that come from a "traditional" family set...
  • Sending Grace To The Academy
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    Even before Grace Kelly married a prince, she had the aura of a princess. Frank Sinatra once commented, 'Grace was a princess from the moment she was born. ' She had remarkable elegance and sophistication that made her different from other Hollywood actresses. Some say she had an undertone of fire beneath her charm. Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in three films, called her 'a snow covered volcano'. Grace was born into a family of fame and success. Her father was a wealthy bricklayer, her bro...
  • Zoraida's Mother On The Other Hand
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    Aunt Rosana's Rocker As times change, everything changes with it. The roles that women take on have changed in certain cultures, but in some cultures they have remained the same. Before, men we retreated with more respect and superiority, while women had no voices or say in the events that took place in their society. Today, there are situations where men are taken more seriously than women, but slowly, women are being treated with respect and play an active role in their community and have invo...
  • Effects Of Mens And Womens Attitudes
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    One of the main institutions in society is found within the household and is popularly known as The Family. It is here, in the family, where the commencement of society takes place. It is amongst this unit that the origin of womens oppression began with the constant power struggle between man and woman. With the nuclear family slowly being thrown out the window and the new dual-earner family creeping in to takes its place, its no wonder that womens positions have changed radically over the past ...
  • Main Characters Ambition
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    The novel The Deep End of the Ocean identifies the impact the role of family has had over the main characters ambition to create what they consider to be a perfect family. As well, we see how this ambition has affected them and guided their actions in life. Nonetheless, things do not appear to go smoothly as the Cappadoras had expected, as their downfall begins when Beth loses her son Ben at her high school reunion. From there torment, they try their best to find their son back and bring him bac...
  • Work And Family Roles
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    Differences in employment schedules among spouses contribute to the complexity of home life, yet the many dimensions of this important link remain largely undetermined, particularly with regard to primary care giving (PCG) fathers (Frank, 1995). The traditional family is characterized by the division of roles whereby one spouse (husband) is involved primarily in paid work and the other spouse (wife) primarily attends to family work, specifically the activities of household and child care (Peck, ...
  • Traditional Greek Gender Roles
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    An Analysis of My Greek-American Family Many American families loose ties with their ethnic heritage after each generation. Though I am a fourth generation American, I grew up within the realms of my Greek heritage. I am of the Pospishil and Reg as families. The Greek family is one of a traditional culture. The family is extremely close, not just within the immediate family, but including aunts, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents and cousins. Everyone takes responsibility in raising a chil...
  • Feminist Movement Of The 1960's And 1970's
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    Prior to the Women's Liberation movement, it was universally recognized that a women's principle role was within the family, with her education and her economic and political rights neglected as a result of common assumptions on her gender. However through the "2nd wave" feminist movement of the 1960's and 1970's, women have gradually achieved social, economic and political freedom. In consequence of this "sexual revolution", social attitudes, gender roles and the basic structure of the family u...

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