Theories of the family

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  • Theories of the family
    • Functionalists
      • Positive
      • Parsons
        • Fit needs of family
          • Nuclear
            • Extended
              • Pre-industiral
            • Modern
              • Structural Differentiation
        • Instrumental Leader
          • Expressive Leader
        • Functions of families  changed
          • More specialised
        • Norms and Values
          • No value consensus
            • "Human Personality factory"
        • Emotional Security
          • Stress and strain
            • Sense of belonging and purpose
      • Fletcher
        • Other instituations
        • Functions Changed
      • Warm Bath Theory
        • Relationship relief against problems
      • AO2
        • Conflict
        • Males not as sensitive
        • Feminists: Negative effects of domestic responsibility
        • Radical Feminists: Too positive
        • Marxists: norms and values support capitalism
        • Postmodernists: Primary socialisation influenced by medai
      • Shows how institutions are connected
        • Nuclear families all different
          • Desire to live in nuclear families CHESTER
    • New Right
      • Basis of society
      • Dislike: Lone parent families, fatherless, rising divorce, cohabitation and gay couples
        • Dennis and Erdos: Children born outside marriage raised by single mothers
          • Effect boys
          • Families deteriorating
      • Breakdown of tradition
      • Welfare benefits
      • Feminism
      • Secularisation
      • Failing adequate socialisation
        • Welfare dependency
          • "Married to state"
            • Murray 1989: Underclass

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