AS Sociology: Functionalist Perspective On Family and Household

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What are the four functions of the family according to Murdock?
Sexual,Reproductive,economic,educational
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What was Parson's idea primary socialization about?
The family being the first and most important stage of socialisation for a child.
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what two roles are assigned to each family?
The expressive and instrumental
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What family do functionalists believe is the best type of family?
Nuclear Family
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What feminists argue about the functionalist family?
They see the functionalist family as patriarchal as men benefit more than women
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What is the 'warm bath' theory?
The idea is that after a stressful day the man come home from work and releases his stress and worries as the families help him to do so.
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What is the expressive role?
Nuturing, caring role which requires doing household and looking after the children
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Why do many argue that the nuclear family is always functional for all of it's members?
Because it ignores the dark side like domestic violence or sexual abuse
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What is the instrumental role?
The man going to working and bringing home money the money to provide for his family.
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