Changing Family Values Analytical Essay

Changing Family Values
A look at how family values and gender roles have changed in recent years.
# 148264 | 1,549 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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This paper examines family values as they relate to the media, internet, television, and how these values have changed in the past several decades. The paper further considers how women pursuing careers has also changed the fabric of the family. Additionally, the paper points out the dangers of children not receiving the attention they need from career oriented parents. Various scholars and their research are cited. The paper concludes by noting some gender differences, particularly in the thought processes of men and women.

From the Paper:

"It is impossible to look at gender studies and family values, without mentioning how
far women's rights have come through the years. The 90's saw the improvement of rights
and status level of women to have greatly improved, compared to the rest of the previous
century; although, gender equality has been threatened as well. While overtly sexist laws
have been eliminated, there remain social perceptions of women's roles in society as being
subservient. This challenges the evolution of women's rights and often takes us a few steps
back toward the "traditional ideals" of the woman's role in society. One of the main issues
is that men still make earn more money for the same position, overall in a year, than
women. Men are raised to believe in the importance of career clout, power, and success.
This notion of the male role in society, is theorized to create anxiety related to all things
feminine. For example, men are not supposed to cry or complain of physical or mental

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ideology and Meaning in Advertsing Marion Boyars, London Kline, Stephen(1995)
  • The Play on the Market: On the Internationalisation of ChildrenOs Culture,in Theroy Culture & Society, Vol.12, pg 103-129 SAGE, London, Thousand Oaks, and New Delhi Berman, Ronald(1981)
  • Perception of parent - child relationship and Masculine Role Conflict of College Men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45(3), 346-352. Mahalik R., Cournoyer R., DeFranc W., Cherry M., & Napolitano J., (1998).
  • Men's Gender Role Conflict and Use of Psychological Defenses. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45(3), 247-254(1998).

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