essay plan for functionalist view on family

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need help with writing an essay for this question

Posted Thu 11th April, 2013 @ 16:25 by anam

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For your AO1 you want to show the Functionalist view on the family, you could include theorists such as:

  • Murdock (the four essential functions to meet the needs of society for its members)
  • Parsons (two kinds of family structure and society) and (the two essential or `irreducible` functions)

For your A02 you want to show the Marxist and Feminist view on the family, you could include:

  • Marxist functions that they see the family as fulfilling for capitalism
  • Different types of feminists and their views (liberal, radical, difference and marxist)

I hope this helps, I am an AS level sociology student so feel free to inbox me :)

Answered Fri 12th April, 2013 @ 16:21 by Georgia