Family - Family we understand that family is very different...

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Family – we understand that family is very different than it was in the 1950s o Family in a wide societal context – institution of family o Family is a major agent of socialization because it is the first place you grow up in regardless of race, income, etc. o The Family is a social institution, a massive idea. o Family’s image has changed substantially with historical context The traditional Family o The nuclear family – tiny self contained unit consisting of the mother as the homemaker and the father as the breadwinner – the father is the head of household. They have a biological child. This child never does anything wrong. o Functionalism takes an organism view, so in functionalism each institution rises to meet a social need. o The Nuclear Family is the centerpiece of a functionalist perspective on family – its purpose is socialization. In that perspective, the Nuclear Family was everywhere – Functionalist perspective. All societies lived alike. For Family a purely functionalist perspective doesn’t exactly work because they come mainly from a white American perspective. Functionalist perspective is broken by other traditions – India hill
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