Functionalist View and Criticisms

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The nuclear family is a universal institution
There are alternative family types in other culttures and a variety of family structures in Western cultures
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The family is functional for all members
Functionalists ignore the 'dark sude' of the family
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The family benefits all members
Feminists would argue that men benefit more than women
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Nuclear familes are better suited to modern society.
Postmodernists argue that there are lots of possible alternative families
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Society benefits from men fulfilling the instrumental role and women fulfilling the expressive role
Feminists argue that this restrcicts people and iot is patriarchal and sexist.
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Functionalists ignore the 'dark sude' of the family

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The family is functional for all members

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Feminists would argue that men benefit more than women

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Postmodernists argue that there are lots of possible alternative families

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Feminists argue that this restrcicts people and iot is patriarchal and sexist.

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