Functionalist views on the role of family
in Families, Households and Beliefs in Society
What do functionalists say is the function or role of the family? We explore the basic views followed by specific Functionalists ideas, then we ask, how relevant are these ideas to today?
1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers.
2. What is the basic view functionalists have of the role of the family?
3. What is ‘stablilsation of adult personalities?’
4. What do functionalists ignore in family life?