Family Theorists 2

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    • Althusser & Poulantza-- MARXISTS -- ROLE OF THE FAMILY
      • Supporting the State Apparatus
      • Suggests that men & women have different roles to fulfill
      • VS FEMINISTS
      • SUPPORTS FUNCTIONALIST
      • Strengths -- Supports Functionalist
      • Weakness-- Ignore the fact that such a family supports patriarchy
    • Kate Millett 1970 -- RADICAL FEMINIST
      • Family is characterized by patriarchy
      • They argue that family is the root of all women oppression and should be abolished
      • VS FUNCTIONALIST       AND VS MARXISTS
      • Weakness -- Outdated -- Fails to see recent trends -- ignore the benefits of the family
    • BArrettt & McIntosh -FEMINISTS
      • Believes ts an ideological apparatus and all other families are inferior
      • VS MARXIST AND VS FUNCTIONALISTS
      • Supports New Right -- Views that diverse families are wrong
      • Weakness -- There is now less nuclear families so research is outdated -- dose't see see how lone parents can be beneficial

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