Cheaper by the Dozen Image Writing Assignment The objective of the assignment is to complete a sociological study of a family portrayed in film using a case study format. Select a movie from the list below or choose another movie and request approval fro

pick a movie and answer the questions i have listed below. Please write about a paragraph for each question. thank you

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Writing Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to complete a sociological study of a family portrayed in film using a case study format.

Select a movie from the list below or choose another movie and request approval from the instructor to use the film in the assignment.

Films
About Schmidt
American Beauty
Chocolat
Father of the Bride
Little Miss Sunshine
Norbit
Running with Scissors
Second Hand Lion
The Blind Side
The Ref
Wendy & Lucy
All About My Mother
Betsy’s Wedding
Failure to Launch
Godfather I
Mi Familia
Parenthood
Real Women Have Curves
Step Mom
The Other Sister
The Wrestler
Why Did I get Married

All My Sons
Cheaper by the Dozen
Family Man 
Juno
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Save the Last Dance
Sweet Home Alabama
The Pursuit of Happyness
To Kill a Mockingbird

Case Study Format

1.Summary of the Movie Provide a brief summary of the film, including: the name of the movie, when you viewed it, the director, the type of film – comedy, tragedy, drama, action/adventure, historical epic, mystery, science fiction, war, horror, animated, classic, documentary, foreign language – and a brief synopsis (no more than two paragraphs) of what occurs.

2.Description of the Family Describe the family that you chose for the analysis. Who are the members of the family? What is the family structure – nuclear, blended, divorced, single parent, first marriage, second or more marriages, single-career, dual-career, grandparents or extended family raising children, cohabiters, gay or lesbian? How are the members related to one another – blood, assimilation, adoption, surrogacy, guardians, foster, non-kin affiliation?

3.Gender Roles of the Adults & Parenting & Socialization Which members perform the instrumental tasks in the family, are the breadwinners? Which members perform the expressive tasks, are concerned with the emotional well-being of the family? Who performs the majority of the child-care tasks? How are the duties of the “second shift” performed? Is the family traditional in gender role behavior (the male is the head of the household), is decision making more of a shared responsibility or is the female the primary decision maker? Are there children in the family? If so, how many? Are the children biological, assimilated, adopted, foster or surrogate? Are the biological needs of the children being met? Are their emotional needs being met? Do the parents demonstrate good parenting skills? What is the dominate parenting style – authoritarian, authoritative (assertive/democratic), indulgent (permissive) or uninvolved? Does ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status or geographic location influence gender roles and/or parenting?

4.Work, Socioeconomic Status & Education What is the socioeconomic status of the family? Does it influence the behavior of the members? Is there a problem with downward mobility or upward mobility? Is there a struggle to maintain the current life style? Has the family been influenced by the recent employment or unemployment of the parents, employment or unemployment of the children? What priority does education have in the family? How does the family define success?

5.Family Struggles & Crisis Is the family facing a crisis? If so, what is it? Are their efforts to deal with the crisis successful? How do they handle stress? Is their response effective? Are their experiences different or similar to what other families might encounter?

6.Conclusion – What sociological theory would you apply and why? What recommendations would you make to improve the family’s functioning? If you could speak to a selected member, what would you say?

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