Structural Functionalism Theory Family Theory Timeline 1918-1929

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					Structural Functionalism
         Theory
 Family Theory Timeline
      1918-1929 Symbolic Interactionism
      1930-1945 Structural-Functionalism
           1946-1960 Life Course
1960-1980 Systems • Conflict • Exchange • Ecological
            1980-1985 Feminist


      Family Theory Foci
   Symbolic Interactionism : Meaning , Roles, & Identities
  Structural-Functionalism : Function, Norms, & Deviance
           Life Course: Development Over Time
                  Systems: Decision Making
        Conflict : Power And Resource Distribution
      Exchange : Interdependencies and Transactions
     Ecological : Adaptation To Environmental Changes
     Feminist : Gendered Roles, Positions, and Statuses
                     KEY ASSUMPTIONS
• Every social system needs to achieve a state of
  order or system equilibrium. Institutions help
  make that happen.

• All of our norms, values, roles, and institutions
  can be classified on the basis of the following
  expressive and instrumental variables:
  •   Ascription and Achievement
  •   Affectivity and Affective Neutrality
  •   Diffuseness and Specificity
  •   Particularism and Universalism
  •   Collectivity and Self
 THE FUNCTIONS OF FAMILIES
               To regulate sexual activity
  To ensure that new babies survive to become adult
                 members of the society
 To ensure that children are socialized into the norms
                  and values of society
  To provide “economic” support for family members
  To satisfy our emotional needs for love and security
    To provide us with a sense of place and position

The “Benchmark” Family Is The Traditional Intact
   Nuclear Family Of A Breadwinner Husband,
      Homemaker Wife, And Their Children
         (Preferably A Boy And A Girl)

				
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