Apply and discuss the four key functions to your family of orientation (the family you grew up in) or family of procreation.

Writing

Sociological perspective on family

This is a comparison and contrast essay between functionalist and conflict views on family as a social institution.

Review the functionalist perspectives on family from Theoretical Perspectives of Family (attached).

Format
This paper should be about 750-1300 words or about 3 to 5 double-spaced typed pages.make sure that they are cited properly in MLA format

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Define/describe the four key functions of family.
  • Apply and discuss the four key functions to your family of orientation (the family you grew up in) or family of procreation (your spouse and/or children), and
  • give examples from your family to illustrate the functions.
  • Define and/ describe the Conflict theory on family and apply it to your family.
  • Finally, compare and contrast the theories and discuss which theory, functionalism or conflict theory, is better for explaining the purpose and role of the family in society and why.