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Assess the functionalist contributions to our understanding
of the family
Functionalists believe that parts of society exist for a function and are all part of the
organic analogy. If these parts work together to pass on norms and values it creates a
collective conscience, hereby creating…

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occurred during the early years of child-hood by passing on the norms and values of
society. But in today's society more and more influence is coming from the media and
peer groups. For example children's TV will promote to children things like good manners
and brushing…

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impossible for society to be fair when families are being lured into buying the latest
gadgets or labels.

Evans and Chandler see the family as serving a function of recreation and leisure.
Whereas the children would be able to play in the back garden and play…

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