Capitalism and the family

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  • Assess The Marxist View That The Main Role Of The Family Is To Serve The Interests Of Capitalism
    • Inheritance of Property - Ensures wives stay faithful (monogamous) as the men will always have a full blood child to pass on estates and wealth to (protects capital)
    • False Conciousness - Refers to the ideology dominating the consciousness of exploited groups and classes which at the same time justifies and perpetuates their inequality
    • Unit Of Consumption - The nuclear family is efficient to capitalism as is creates highly mobile units who purchase of goods and services in profitable amounts

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