Functions of the family - Marxists

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  • Working class - whose labor capitalists exploit for profit
  • Capitalist class - Meet the means of production
  • Perform ideological functions
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  • Midea target children
  • Advertisments erge families to 'keep up with the Jonses' to have the latest products
  • Children who don't have the latest things are often mocked and stigmatised
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  • They assume that the nuclear family is dominant
  • FEMINISTS - Underestimates the importance of gender equality
  • FUNCTIONALISTS - Ignore the benefits that the family provide
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