Families & Households - Functionalism

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  • Families & Households - Functionalism
    • George Murdock (1949) - "The family provides 4 functions to society & individual members"
      • 1) Sexual - Provides & Controls sexual access
      • 2) Reproductive - Provides new society members
      • 3) Economic - Provide; food, home and warmth
      • 4) Educational - Provides socialisation to pass culture to the next generation
    • Talcott  Parsons (1959) "The family provides two 'Basic & irreducible functions'
      • 1) Primary Socialisation - 'internalising' societies culture & structuralising personality
      • 2) Stabilisation of the adult personality - Enables adults to gain emotional stability
  • 1) Sexual - Provides & Controls sexual access

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