Unit 5 Assignment: Sociology

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Sociology – Unit 5 Assignment
Unit 5 Assignment is worth 50 points
Assignment –
Discuss how marriage and family are viewed from the three sociological perspectives (functionalists, conflict theorists, and symbolic interactionists).
• Functionalists- believes that family units contribute to the well-being of society by fulfilling basic societal needs like
1. economic productions,
2. socialization of children
3. care of sick and aged
4. recreation.
5. Sexual control
6. Reproduction.
Functionalist perspective about the role of incest taboo plays a vital role to

• Conflict theorists believe that conflict is a part of marriage regarding power e.g.
1. Housework
2. Childcare
3. Money attention
4. Respect
5. sex

• Symbolic interactionists