Marxist Perspective of the Family 2
UNIT OF CONSUMPTION-
The family plays a major role in generating profits for the capitalist system. Children use 'pester power' to convince parents otherwise they may experience bullying or stigmatisation.
CRITICISMS OF THE MARXIST APPROACH -
- Too much focus on the exploitation of the working class, ignores the benefits of the family
- Assumes fixed gender roles are still occuring
- Marxists have no alternative to the family
- Feminists say they ignore the oppression of women