Youtube 1 Social Theory and Social policy of the family

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  • FUCTIONALISTS argue that the family is a UNIVERSAL INSITITUTION. It performs the functions which are essential for the maintenance and well-being of society.
  • Talcott PARSONS argues that the family forms 'two basic and irriducible' functions in modern industrial society: PRIMARY SOCIALIZATION and the STABILIZATION OF ADULT PERSONALITIES
  • MURDOCK argues that the family PERFORMS 4 FUNCTIONS: 1) REPRODUCTIVE 2) SEXUAL 3) SOCIAL and 4) ECONOMIC. 
  • He also had a clear idea of what THE FAMILY IS: It has two adults of either sex who maintain a socially approved sexual relationship (marriage). 
  • It has children 'Own' or adopted. 
  • It has common residence (they live together). 
  • There is a clear…

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