Mother And Fatherhood

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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 one's 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 1950's. 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 ch

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