Families and Households: Theories of the family, Functionalism

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Traits of the ideal family
Nuclear, hetrosexual, married, tradtional roles
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What are the expressive and instrumental leaders?
expressive - housewife instrumental - breadwinner
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What are Murdock's four functions of the family?
1.Sexual, 2.Reproductive, 3.Economic, 4.Socialisation
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One Criticism of Murdock
Fails to recognise family diversity in modern society
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What are Parsons 2 functions of the family?
Primary Socialistation and Stabilisation of Adult Personalities
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What is primary socialisation?
parents teach their children norms and values
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what is stabilisation of adult personalities?
family provides clear roles for adults; men=instumental role & women=expressive. Warm Bath theory
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What is the Warm Bath theory?
The idea that the family is a relaxing environment for a working man after work wife runs a bath, puts children to bed, cooks dinner
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Criticism of Parsons Warm Bath theory?
ignores the dark side of the family - 1 in 4 women expirence domestic abuse
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