Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 15.2
Video – Theories about Marriage and Family – Crash Course Sociology #37
Compare and contrast the three major sociological perspectives on family
OER Text Materials
Section 2 applies the three sociological perspectives to the family. A great summary chart is provided at the beginning of the chapter.
Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)
- Theories about Marriage and Family – Crash Course Sociology #37
This 11 minute video provides a quick but thorough summary of the major sociological theories applied to the family.
- Theory Snapshot
This source provides a great chart that summarizes the three major sociological perspectives as applied to family.
- “Functionalist Perspective on the Family” – Revise Sociology
This source provides a fairly detailed overview of a functionalist perspective on the family including the functions of the family and a short video on Parsons.