The nature and role of the family

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  • Created on: 04-03-13 15:14
Nuclear family
two generations living together (Mother and father and dependent children)
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Extended Family
Three or more generations of the same family living together
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Single parent family
A single parent and dependent children
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Reconstituted family
New step families created when two previous families are brought together
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Functionlist approach to the family
Murdock argued that thier was nuclear family existed in all the 250 cultures he looked at. Also he argued that family provided four basic functoins Sexual Educational Economic and Reproductive.
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What do the four function provide (murdock continue)
Sexual-provides a stable sexual relationship for adults, Educational-teaches children vaules and norms in society, Economic- Pools resources and provides for family members and Reproductive- Creates new members of society
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Functionalist ignor the negitive of family Life
Morgan points out that murdock makes no refrence to alternative households to the family or to disharmony and problems in family relationships
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Marxist see the family as meeting the needs of the capitalist society
the family keeps the rich, rich by passing down the money to the next generation.the family household is a unit with the desire to buy goods produce by capitalist industry. The family buys good which cost to much which means bourgeosise gets profit
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Marxist view is too negitive
Marxist only focus on benfits to the economy, assumes the worker is male and housewife is female It ignores other benefits to induviduals and scoiety
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Extended Family

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Three or more generations of the same family living together

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Single parent family

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Reconstituted family

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Card 5

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Functionlist approach to the family

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