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Universality of the Family
Is the nuclear family universal?
Murdock studied 250 societies
Murdock Identified four functions of the
family.
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Functions of the Family
Sexual: the family provides environment for
regulating sexual desires.
Reproduction: essential for survival of
human society
Socialisation: learning the norms and
values of society.
Economic: shelter, division of labour.
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Murdock's main argument....
The nuclear family is the most efficient
arrangement for performing all of these
vital functions
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Quotes from Murdoch
Use these in your essays and try to learn them
for exams
`The family is a social group characterised by
common residence, economic co-operation and
reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at
least two of whom maintain a socially approved
sexual relationship and one or more children, own
or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adults'.
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Quotes from Murdoch...
`The nuclear family is a universal human
social grouping. Either as the sole
prevailing form of the family or as the basic
unit from which more complex forms
compounded, it exists as a distinct and
strongly functional group in every society'.
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