SOCIOLOGY - Theories of the Family

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Functionalist: essential functions (Murdock)
stable satisfaction of sex drive, reproduction of next generation, socialisation of children, meeting member's economic needs
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Functional fit
functions that family performs will depend on society in which it is found
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Two essential needs of industrial society
geographically mobile workforce and socially mobile workforce
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Marxism - family fulfilling capitalism (3)
inheritance of property, ideological functions, unit of consumption
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liberal feminism
moving towards greater equality
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marxist feminism
main cause of women's oppression in family is capitalism - reproduce labour force, absorb anger, reserve army of cheap labour
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radical feminism
men are enemy, family and marriage are key institutions in patriarchal society
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difference feminism
cannot generalise about women's experiences
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personal life perspective
must focus on meanings people give to relationships themselves
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functions that family performs will depend on society in which it is found

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Functional fit

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geographically mobile workforce and socially mobile workforce

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inheritance of property, ideological functions, unit of consumption

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moving towards greater equality

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