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Unformatted text preview: do they mean when they say a family is dysfunctional? Functional-when a family cooperates and helps one another Dysfunctional-when a family does not cooperate or try to help one another 4. a. In your own words, describe the feminist perspective. Tries to explain how the female role is a cultural invention and how that ideology has influenced the female role of the family b. What is the goal of feminist theorists? to open up society’s eyes about the issue of gender roles being a cultural construction 5. Cherlin uses seven perspectives of sociological theory to explain how families work. Which one do you think best explains families? Why? Modernity theory, I believe this best describes the role of the family in society because I believe in the idea of family being a cultural construction and the way the family functions is determined by the society it exist in. 1...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2009 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08