Functionalism - Families & Households revision

Functionalism revision for families and households, including:

  • Traditional structure of the Functionalist family
  • Emile Durkheim
  • George Murdock & criticisms
  • Talcott Parsons & criticisms
  • Criticisms of Functionalism
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AS Sociology 22nd April 2010
Families & Households Revision



Functionalism

Each institution in society functions harmoniously to create a society that runs smoothly.
The Family is one of these institutions.


EMILE DURKHEIM

Social Solidarity: Individuals are socialised into societies norms and values
through the family. This leads to a collective…

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AS Sociology 22nd April 2010
Families & Households Revision



2. Stabilisation of adult personalities: Warm bath theory ­ family soaks away
the stresses of everyday life


TALCOTT PARSONS CRITICISMS

Ignores the fact that Domestic Violence can occur in the family
His views are based on the American MiddleClass family
Fails…

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