Sociology Families Topic 2

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GP Murdock 1949
Functions of he family= Reproductive, Sexual, Educational and Economic
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Parsons 1955
Family = personality factory, family are the bridge between the individual and wider society, he believed personalities are made, not 'born'
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Cheal 2002
Parents special responsibility to ensure they have a confident, happy, strong, articulate, literate child and skilled in every respect
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Parsons 1955
Mums expressive leaders and dads instrumental leaders
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Fletcher 1988
Socilization of children just doesnt end with the family, there is Church, family, work media and education. Childrearing is made more effective with NHS, social services, teachers, Health carea and house officers
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Parsons 1955
Family stabilization of adult personalities, warm bath theory, home is where adults can be free and let themselves, home= warm loving and stable and warm and positive environment for family= social solidarity. Less stress
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Steel and Kidd 2001
Supervision and socialization ofkids gives parents a sense of stability and responsiblity). Warm bath theory
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Chapman 2004
Gender role socialization- Gener role socialization of boys and girls. Nurture rather than nature. Society teaches girls to have feminine behaviour and vice versa...(through play and formal schooling this is transmitted)
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Bernardes
inequalities in economic maintenance turns helpless newborns to mature unequal adults. Because families can look after kids and offer them resourses while others cant. helpless newborns to unequal mature adults. You are judged on your families S-E -S
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Day Sclater
function of family= unit of consumpion. All the goods advertisedon TV's and computers and magazines regard the family as the main market for goods and services promoted
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Evans and Chandler (2006)
Family= important centre for recreation and leisure because world is not as safe as it was before. So Children seek entertainment with TV, computers, games etc rather than going out
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Cheal 2002
Dysfuntional families, not all families are about love and caring, it can turn sour, and violent in heated arugments. child abuse may be present, we must accept not all families are loving
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Criticism of Parsons
Does not take into account the fact that wealth or poverty determine whether women work or not and after parsons wrote in the 1950's britain became more multicultural and religious and subcultural diferences mean family definiton may not exist still
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