SOCIOLOGIST THEORIES - FAMILY

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  • Family + households
    • FUNCTIONALIST
      • Nuclear family is best ; primary socialisation from male and female
      • Instrumental and expressive role; equal but different
      • primary socialisation and stabilisation of adult personalities ; PARSONS
      • MURDOCK; SEXUAL REPRODUCE EDUCATE ECONOMIC
      • CRITISISM;ignores family diversity - present in todays society
        • are still relevant ; asian families upper class families
    • NEW RIGHT
      • Nuclear family is best
      • adequate socialisation comes from male and female
      • decline in nuclear families; high welfare/feminism/traditional value breakdown/homosexual
    • FEMINIST
      • patriarchal
      • power relationships
      • dual burdern and triple shift
      • gender roles - toys,colours
      • control of boys and girls
      • economic dependancy
      • pressure and expectation
      • CRITISISM;ignore developments in society, focus on negatives
    • MARXIST
      • nuclear family fuels capitalism
      • socialises children to accept inequality
      • unit of consumption(capitalist goods)
      • work force ; emotional support for workers
      • family is tool of opression

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