3) Traditional Marxist Perspective


Marxists don’t see the family as necessary for society to function, however they think that capitalism needs the family to function well (maintain social inequality), this is because the family socialize working-class children to submit to the ruling class.

Engels said that the nuclear family’s role is to pass on private property to heirs, ensuring that the possession go to the ‘right people’. He also said the women’s role in the family wasnt much different to a prostitute; the man put a roof over…


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