The functions of the family

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George Murdock
Four functions of the family. Stable satisfaction of the sex drive. Reproduction of the next generation. Socialisation of young. Meeting it's members economic needs.
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Talcott Parsons
The functions a family performs will affect its 'shape' or structure. The nuclear family-industrial society (geographically and socially mobile workforce.) The extended family-Pre-industrial family.
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Talcott Parsons (industrial families functions)
The primary socilasation of children. The stabilisation of adult personalities.
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Marxist functions of the family
Serving capitalism through- Inheritance of property, ideological functions and unit of consumption.
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Marxist feminism
Women reproduce the labour force. Women absorb anger. Women are a 'reserve army' of cheap labour.
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The functions a family performs will affect its 'shape' or structure. The nuclear family-industrial society (geographically and socially mobile workforce.) The extended family-Pre-industrial family.

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Talcott Parsons

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The primary socilasation of children. The stabilisation of adult personalities.

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Serving capitalism through- Inheritance of property, ideological functions and unit of consumption.

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Women reproduce the labour force. Women absorb anger. Women are a 'reserve army' of cheap labour.

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