Functionalist view on the family

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  • Functionalist view on the family
    • George Murdock
    • Talcott Parson
      • He believes that the family performs 2 main function that is 'basic and irreducible'. The include:   -Primary socialisation of children     -The stabilisation of  adult personalities
        • Primary socialisation- This happens in the early life of the children    before schooling and peer groups. Within this socialisation the family must transmit  culture capital to their children. Within these norms and values being taught to the child they have internalise within their lives to achieve shaping their adult personalities
        • The stabilisation of adult personalities- This is a emotional security for adult that they need. This also provide for the adults to express their childish behaviour by the child
  • The family performs 4 main function: Sexual, Reproductive, Education and Economic
    • Reproductive-The family provides the bearing and raising children. Provides society with new  member and are responsible to  nurture them
    • Sexual- A monogamous marriage reinforcing sexual activities. However it is argued that sex  is normal outside marriage. He refers that sexual activities with a marriage between adults and limits sexual access of other members in society therefore maintaining stability
      • Functionalist view on the family
        • George Murdock
        • Talcott Parson
          • He believes that the family performs 2 main function that is 'basic and irreducible'. The include:   -Primary socialisation of children     -The stabilisation of  adult personalities
            • Primary socialisation- This happens in the early life of the children    before schooling and peer groups. Within this socialisation the family must transmit  culture capital to their children. Within these norms and values being taught to the child they have internalise within their lives to achieve shaping their adult personalities
            • The stabilisation of adult personalities- This is a emotional security for adult that they need. This also provide for the adults to express their childish behaviour by the child
    • Economic- This introduce a separate gender line. Murdock believes this division of labour is rewarding for spouses as their strengthening their bond, has there doing complementary work
    • Education- This is a part of socialisation. Murdock believes that the family is in charge of transmitting society's norms and values. This is important within society in order to have a social order within society and not to have a deviation from the norm would disrupt the stability of society

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