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Families and Households functionalist perspective
4 Functions of the family:
4. Economic Security:
The family provides food and shelter and other material needs for the family.
Sexuality and Gender Roles:
Families teach people how to express sexuality in a socially approved context i.e. It teaches that heterosexuality is the norm and that other types of relationships are ‘abnormal’ e.g. adultery, homosexuality, incest.
3. Primary Socialization:
The family provides Primary Socialisation – it is through this that they are ‘groomed’ into society’s Value Consensus & Collective Conscience.
The family ensures reproduction and provides a stable environment to rear children.