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Murdock-Functionalism

Murdock

  • Functionalism
  • Four Essential Family Functions
    • Satisfaction of the sex drive
    • Reproduction of the next generation
    • Meeting its members economic needs
    • Socialisation of the young
  • AO2:Criticisms
    • Other instituitions
    • Rosetinted view of the family
      • Doesn't account for conflict and exploitation
  • Supports: Parsons
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Parsons-Functional Fit

Parsons

  • Functionalism
  • Functional Fit
    • Geographically mobile workforce
    • Socially mobile workforce
    • Welfare encourages it
    • Increased affluence permits it
    • Media and Cereal packet families
  • Supports: Murdock
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Parsons-Functions Of The Modern Family

Parsons

  • Functionalism
  • Functions Of The Modern Family(Changes in functions)
    • Primary socialisation of children
    • The stability of adult personalities
      • 'Warm Bath' analogy
  • Overall AO2 of Functionalism
    • Strengths
      • Universal
      • Desirable
      • Political support
    • Weaknesses
      • Parsons' research
        • Isn't Representative
      • Family Diversity
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