- Created by: ChloeMitchell02
- Created on: 29-04-21 14:52
Marxists believe that the family is a tool of capitalism and its main function is to maintain capitalism and reinforce social inequalities.
Economic base - the base comprimises the forces and relations of production into which people enter to produce the necessaties and amenities of life
Functions of the family:
Inheritance of wealth:
The isolated nuclear family means that men are able to confirm when a child is theirs and can ensure that wealth stays within the family through private inheritance. This helps to maintain capitalism as wealth isnt distributed amongst the community
similar to Parson's Warm bath theory - the family acts as a comfort from the stresses and strains of society. However, Zaretsky believes that the family allows a man to feel in control and powerful which they dont feel in…