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what does parsons describe family as?
family is like a warm bath; husband arrives home from a stressful day at work & sinks into the "the warm bath" which the family provides.Women-expressive role. Men-instrumental role
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what do bell & vogel say about children?
children act as scapegoats but this is functional as families can vent frustrations at home rather than wider society
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what does murdock say family is?
the family is social group characterised by the common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. it includes adults of both sexs, at least 2 of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, own or adopted.
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durkheim
'social facts' derive from the ways that people live side by side and develop common ways of perceiving and evaluating the world, then by developing proper codes of behavior.
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what 2 functions does parsons argue for
2 basic functions of the family that are found in every society. primary socialisation of children. secondary socialisation (the stabilization of adult personalities)e
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children act as scapegoats but this is functional as families can vent frustrations at home rather than wider society

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what do bell & vogel say about children?

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the family is social group characterised by the common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. it includes adults of both sexs, at least 2 of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, own or adopted.

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'social facts' derive from the ways that people live side by side and develop common ways of perceiving and evaluating the world, then by developing proper codes of behavior.

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2 basic functions of the family that are found in every society. primary socialisation of children. secondary socialisation (the stabilization of adult personalities)e

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