Slides in this set
· Murdock- 4 Functions of the family; Sexual, Reproductive, Education
Sexual: Healthy sex life, Controlled sex life.
Reproductive: Producing the next generation.
Economic: Man works, Women house keeps, taxes paid, food and shelter.
Educational: Primary socialisation and norms and values.
· Parsons- 2 Functions of the family; Primary Socialisation and
Stabilisation of Adult Personalities.
Primary Socialisation: Primary socialisation typically occurs during
childhood and is when a child learns the attitudes, values and actions
appropriate to individuals as members of a particular culture.
Stabilising Adult Personalities: Warm bath theory; the idea that the family
provides a relaxing environment for the stresses of the day to be relieved.…read more
Contigual roles Breadwinner
Reconstituted families Homemaker
Consensus theory Monogamy
Willmott and Young (Symmetrical families) Stabilising Adult Personalities
Warm bath theory
Nuclear/Cereal Packet families
· Policies: Government and Conservatives
· The Media: Daily Mail, The Telegraph
New Rabble: Long term unemployment, Welfare dependent and single
mothers on benefits. This is bad and dangerous for society.
New Victorians: Respective middle class, married, good socialisation, work
and pay taxes. Good for society.
Similar to Functionalist. They believe that the nuclear family is correct and
disagrees with reconstituted and single parent families.…read more
New Right Keywords
Policies Extended Family
No Dark side
Ideal Family type
Geographical Mobility…read more
New Man: A man who helps with childcare and with the jobs around the
Can have partnerships in marriage.
Sue Sharpe: Women's Aspirations
Men can benefit from family life more than women.
Marriage can be prison
Divorce allows escape
Ansley: " Women are takers of shit"…read more