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AS Sociology 22nd April 2010
Families & Households Revision



Marxism

Marxism focuses on the conflict between different social classes in society. The Ruling
class own the means of production and exploit the working class.

FRIEDRICH ENGELS

Monogamous nuclear family developed to solve the problem of inheritance of
private property
Wealthy…

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AS Sociology 22nd April 2010
Families & Households Revision



COOPER

Parents teach children to be obedient
Therefore when they go to work they are easily controlled
Family is a microcosm of society, whereby:
o Parent = Capitalist boss
o Child = Worker


CRITICISMS OF MARXISM

Marxists ignore positive aspects of…

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