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The family and intimate relationships may be viewed by the Functionalist Conflict Interactionist and Feminist view Functionalist perspective means that everyone and everything on this earth is here for a purpose It may also be defined as the way in which the parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability Karl Marx Defined Conflict as a part of everyday life in society Interactionist is the way we communicate with one another and last but not least Feminist view is mainly bout having inequality between genders Each of these perspectives has their own way of seeing family in society whether its a positive or negative thingTo begin with the functionalist perspective has several functions that were defined more than seventy years ago by the sociologist William F Ogburn For example the reproduction is necessary to replace the ones that pass away each second minute and hour of the day Protection is given by the family it is the familys job to give protection to each other and help one another The family then passes on the value and language of the familys culture to the children The affection and companionship are needed to be felt not only by family but friends as well The childs behavior is observed by the parents or family and is taught the values language and culture to the child Ogburn and Tibbits stated We inherit a social position because of the family background and reputation of our parents and siblings 1934356 Therefore it may become a problem for children to get a high education and it can be easily taught that education is necessary in life Besides these functions there are many more others like religious training education etc Karl Marx viewed Conflict as a part of everyday life in society If there wouldnt be any conflicts people wouldnt learn nothing would change and society would remain the same Although conflict perspective believes the male work harder than
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