Functionalist Perspectives of the family

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  • Functionalists and the Family
    • Parsons
      • Primary Socialisation
        • into societies norms and values
      • Stabilisation of Adult Personality
        • to de-stress father after work
    • Murdock
      • Education
        • socialisation into norms and values
      • Economic
        • Providing finance and food and shelter
      • Reproductive
        • generations, society could not continue otherwise
      • Sexual
        • prevents social disruption being with one person


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