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Sociology ­ Richard
Emma Rudd BMA

Sociology ­ Family Unit ­ Explanations of Family Diversity

Functionalist Views: Parsons
Parsons argued that changes in the functions of the family also involve a change in
the structure. He argues that in preindustrial societies an extended family system
made it easier to carry…

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Sociology ­ Richard
Emma Rudd BMA

to a lesser extent with grown up siblings. Geographical mobility had not destroyed
kinship networks as cards and telephones enable relatives to keep in touch.

Two Contrasting Positions of Family Diversity
The New Right argue that the family is in decline which will result…


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