Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 10
Pre-requisite modules None
Other pre-requisites Co-requisite - Family: Institution, Relationship and Myth A - 16797
This module provides an overview of the theoretical trends in studying the family. Through group and individual work, it encourages critical enquiry into the study of the meaning, role and position of the family in contemporary western society. A range of different theoretical perspectives including feminist theory, queer theory, reflexive modernisation, and postmodernism are applied to areas such as lone motherhood, the family and the state, multiculturalism, same sex relationships and new reproductive technologies. The module is taught through lectures and student led workshops.