Funtionalists

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  • Compare society to the human body
  • If parts of society fail there would be a negative effect on all of us.
  • Organic analogy - idea that we compare society to the human body.

MURDOCK - 4 functions to meet needs of society
Says the family meets the needs of individual members.

  1. Stable satisfaction of the sex drive - Same partner
  2. Reproduction
  3. Socialisation - Familiarising children with societies norms and values.
  4. Economic…

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