Marxists Perspectives of the family

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  • Marxist Functions of the Family
    • Inheritance of Property
      • early society, all members of society entitled to land
        • Wealth increased and private property introduced
          • Family pass down what they own as theyve earnt it
            • low class cant get out of system
    • Unit of Consumption
      • The fact that workers make the product but only make a small amount of money compared to managers
      • Serving needs to capitalism by adding to labour force
    • Ideological Functions
      • socializing children into the idea of hierarchy. Prepare for working life
      • Meritocracy-working for money
    • False Needs
      • working class think they need to have latest gadgets and stuff. Serve capitalism.


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