Mother And Fatherhood

Mother And Fatherhood

In the world on which we live, to be a mother or a father can succumb to heavy scrutiny. There are many different discourses and definitions of what it is to be a
mother and what it is to be, considered a father. The discourses that surround
motherhood and fatherhood are slowly being deconstructed by the shift from
contemporary to current issues. Through the work of Tallcott Parson, Marxism and
Bowlby we are given the opportunity to compare their work to the structualist
functionalist and the feminist movement to create our own idea of what motherhood
and fatherhood is considered to be. Furthermore when looking at motherhood and
fatherhood we cannot disregard ones cultural capital and the reality that the
discourses surrounding motherhood and fatherhood are socially constructed.
When looking at motherhood and fatherhood in recent times some discourses
remain the same as when Tallcott Parsons was studying motherhood and fatherhood
in the 1950s. However with the help of the feminist movement there are cracks being
formed within the discourses. Post structualist feminists work to deconstruct a
problem. An example of this of this may be the realisation that mothers are not
necessarily the primary caregiver. Today children have many more people in their
lives accepting roles all

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