Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/5

Click to flip

5 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back

Brief view.

See capitalist society as an unequal conflict between two classes.


Capitalist class who owns means of production.


Working class whose labour the capitalists exploit for profit.


Many constitutions in society helps maintain the class division and capitalism.

Inheritance of property.

Argue that key factor determining the shape of all social institutions, including family, is the mode of production. Who owns and controls society productive forces such as tools, machinery, materials, land and labour. In communism, no private property

Ideological functions.

Argue family today performs key ideological functions for capitalism. Justify inequality and maintain capatalist system by accepting it's fair, natural and unchangeable.

Unit of consumption.

Capitalism exploits workers making profit. Advertisers urge families to keep up with the Joneses by consuming all latest profit. Media target children who use 'pestest power' to persuade parents to spend more. Children lack latest clothes or must have gadgets are mocked.

Criticisms.

Ignores wide and increasing variety of family structures found in society. Feminists argue Marxist on social class and capitalism underestimates gender inequality. Functionalists argue Marxist argue very benefits that family provides for members.