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New Right and The Family

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									New Right and The
     Family
 What is the New Right, how does it
          affect the Family?
    New Right and The Family
   Aim: To explore       Key Words:
    and understand
    New Right             conservative
                           Charles Murray
    theory, specific   

                           Dependency
    to the Family
                       

                          Welfare State
                          Liberalism
 Starter: Sociology and Social
            Policy
3 government policies that could be
  influenced by social research?
               The New Right
   The new right was a           Charles Murray and the
    massive influence over         Family “Culture of
    politics in the 80‟s.          Dependency” (Welfare
                   The new Right State)
              Right that social policy
    The Newmeant is very
                                  Right
    conservative. very conservative. Realism in dealing
               was
                       Bush?       with Crime.
   It is also a sociological
    perspective.                  The sociological
                                   background greatly
                                   influenced policy (Poll
                                   Tax, Less tax for the
                                   Rich)
   The „normal‟ nuclear      The family as “Under
    family as the              Threat”
    cornerstone of
    society.                  Social changes have
                               undermined the
   John Redwood               traditional norms
    (Conservative M.P)         and values of
    “the natural state         marriage.
    should be two adults
    taking care of their
    children”
        What do they want?
   An end to sexual permissiveness.
    (Cohabitation, LPF‟s and Homosexually
    headed families)
   A return to „Traditional Family Values‟
    (I.E John Major 1992 Election)
   These changes will bring an end to social
    problems such as delinquency,
    educational underachievement and child
    poverty.
      Charles Murray: The New
               Rabble
   LPF‟s have imbibed       High benefits for
    an „Underclass‟ in        single parents have
    Society.                  lead to a „Culture of
                              Dependency‟
   The welfare state
    encourages               Families no longer
    dependency and a          need to be „working‟
    break from                and can merely
    traditional values.       depend on liberal
                              state handouts.
Criticisms: Who and Why?
    Group Task: Your Government
   10 principles, benefits etc you would put
    forward to countenance the „threats‟ to
    the family put forward by New Right
    theorists

   10 from a liberal (left wing) perspective
    that would deal with the „true‟ issues
    facing the family unit today.

								
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