Unformatted text preview: consider. POSITIVES NEGATIVES The New Right argues that the nuclear family is ideally suited to teaching a child moral decency. Feminists argue that the wife is exploited in a nuclear family. By staying at home she becomes little more than an unpaid servant and carer. Functionalists believe that the nuclear family is the one best suited to the wider needs of society (i.e. one person goes out to work, the other stays at home and looks after the children). As with all types of family, the nuclear family can consist of emotional blackmail and verbal / sexual abuse. This is sometimes called the ‘dark side of the family.’...
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- Fall '10
- RNA, UK, Nuclear family, Functionalists