functionalist concept

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murdock
sociologist who said that family has 4 main functions;sexual, reproductive, economic and socialisation. he also said that the nuclear family was universal.
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parsons
sociologist who thinks the family has 2 main functions; primary socialisation of children and secondary socialisation(stabilisation of adult personalities)
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expressive role
the role that parsons said women have within the family :caring, warmth, security & emotional support.
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instrumental role
the role that parsons said men have within the family: breadwinner, provider
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warm bath theory
the idea that the family relaxes you and distresses you.
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unit of consumption
e.g. buying goods and services for the family
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unit of productuion
e.g. a farming family producing food.
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bell & vogel
functionalists who highlighted some dysfunctional aspects of the family life but said that this is functional for wider society.
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sociologist who thinks the family has 2 main functions; primary socialisation of children and secondary socialisation(stabilisation of adult personalities)

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parsons

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the role that parsons said women have within the family :caring, warmth, security & emotional support.

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the role that parsons said men have within the family: breadwinner, provider

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the idea that the family relaxes you and distresses you.

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