perspective on the family

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Murdock: families 4 functions
1. stable satisfaction of the sex drive. 2. Reproduction of the next generation. 3. Socialising the young.4. Meeting its members economical needs.
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Parsons: functional fit theory
the fucnctions performed by the family depends on the kind of society in whcih it is found. 2 family types; nuclear and extended family. 2 types of societys; modern and pre-industrial society. Geographic and social mobility.
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Parsons: loss of functions
thenuclear family only provides 2 functions; Primary socialisation of children and stabalisation of adult personality.
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1.Engles
monogomy has becme essential for the inheritance of property hence a rise in the onogomous nuclear family.
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2.Eli Zaretsky
family provides a 'haven' from harh explotation of the capitalist world. However say this is an illusion as the family cannno meet all its members needs.
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1. Liberal Feminis
campaign against sex discrimination. Womens oppression is being gradually overcoe due to changing attitudes and laws (sex discrimination act). To gain full equality- chnages in the attitudes and socialising of both sexes.
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2. Marxist Feminism
cause of womens opprssion is capitalism. they perform functions for capitalism; reproduce a wokforce, aner absorbers (Ansley= takers of ****), reserve army of cheap labour.
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3. Radical feminim
society is based apon patrichy, men are the enemy and the family and marriage are the key institution. To overcome this opression of women the family must be abolished.
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3. Germaine Greer
argues for the creaton of all- female or matrilocal households as an alternative to heterosexual families.
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3. Somerville
womens position has improved but we have not achieved full equality yet.
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4. Difference feminism.
we cannot generalise, differnt wmen have different experiences.
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the fucnctions performed by the family depends on the kind of society in whcih it is found. 2 family types; nuclear and extended family. 2 types of societys; modern and pre-industrial society. Geographic and social mobility.

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Parsons: functional fit theory

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thenuclear family only provides 2 functions; Primary socialisation of children and stabalisation of adult personality.

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monogomy has becme essential for the inheritance of property hence a rise in the onogomous nuclear family.

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family provides a 'haven' from harh explotation of the capitalist world. However say this is an illusion as the family cannno meet all its members needs.

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