Unit 1: Families and Households - The Functions of the Family

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Functionalism: Murdock
Stable satisfaction of the Sex Drive, Reproduction of the next generation, Socialization of the young and meeting members economic needs.
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Functionalism: Murdock
feminist see the family as serving the needs of men and oppressing women. Marxists argue that it meets the needs of capitalism.
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Functionalism: Parsons - Functional Fit
Particular structure and functions of a family will fit the needs of the society in which it's found. Nuclear and Extended families types.
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Functionalism: Parsons - Geographically Mobile Workforce
Easier for a nuclear family to move therefore they fit the need of modern industrialism.
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Functionalism: Parsons - Socially Mobile Workforce
Class does not impact the job you have anymore - people can work there way up meaning there are more recognised skilled labourers.
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Functionalism: Parsons - Loss of Functions
Now 2 - primary socialization of children and the stabilization of adult personalities.
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Marxists:
Believe the family and societies institutions serve capitalism.
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Marxists: Inheritance of Property
Means the higher class stay higher class as their wealth is given to the next generation.
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Marxists:Ideological Functions
Socializing children to believe that that hierarchy and inequality are inevitable.
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Marxists: Unit of Consumption
Exploits the labour of workers. Sells goods they make for a profit - Advertisers, media effect children - pester power and stigma.
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Feminism: Liberal
Women's oppression is being gradually overcome - social policies. Further equality will rely on reforms and changes in attitudes.
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Feminism: Marxist
Women reproduce the labour force. Women absorb anger - soak up the frustration men feel. Women are reserve army - cheap labour.
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Feminism: Radical
Men are the enemy - source of oppression and exploration. The Family and marriage are the key institutions that oppress and exploit women.
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Feminism: Difference
Cannot generalize women's experiences. Culture and class effect our experiences and values.
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feminist see the family as serving the needs of men and oppressing women. Marxists argue that it meets the needs of capitalism.

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Particular structure and functions of a family will fit the needs of the society in which it's found. Nuclear and Extended families types.

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Easier for a nuclear family to move therefore they fit the need of modern industrialism.

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Class does not impact the job you have anymore - people can work there way up meaning there are more recognised skilled labourers.

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