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1

Murdock - four functions

1. Stable satisfaction of the sex drive
2. Reproduction of the next generation
3. Socialisation of the young
4. Meetings its members economic needs

2

Parsons - nuclear vs extended in modern society

1. Nuclear is now used as jobs spring up and decline so we must move, easier to do with a nuclear family.
2. people can move up through social classes in the nuclear family, in the extended the father is always at the top.

3

Parsons - modern family on has two roles

1. primary socialisation of children- basic skills and values
2. stabilisation of adult personalities- it relaxes them after a hard day and they can then go back to work refreshed.

4

Engles and Marx- inheritance

men had to be certain of the paternity of their children in order to ensure that their legitimate heirs inherited from them.

5

Zaretsky (marxist)

family ideological functions- offers a haven from the harsh working world.

6

Marx

ideological functions- socialise family members into the idea of hierarchy preparing them for the working world.
Also become a unit of consumption- they buy the products they help create - buy what capitalism sells them, told they ,must have the best phones etc.

7

Liberal feminists

we've had lots of changes and they have been effective, such as sex discrimination. Moving towards equality and soon will be equal.

8

Marxist feminists-

Capitalism operas women not men:
-women reproduce the labour force
-women absorb the anger that otherwise would be directed at capitalism.
- women are a reserve army of cheap labour.

9

Radical feminists-

Men are the enemy
Family benefits men as women are unpaid , sexual behaviours and they can use domestic violence.

10

Difference feminism

Every women experience of the family differs

11

Nordqvist and Smart

donor conceive children- emphasised social relationships over genetic ones.