Download file to see previous pages...
As such, families on aggregate set the tone and define social structure within a given culture. Accordingly, it provides a useful vehicle to examine sociological constructs and how they affect our thinking as individuals, and as members of a group.
For purposes of this essay, three sociological theories will be analyzed as they relate to the family. The theories of functionalism, conflict, and interactionism will all be weighed and analyzed as to how and to what extent they exercise influence over the family unit and the dynamics and relationships between those members within the family. Additionally, the adoption of each specific theory will be weighed against societies health if all interactions between groups and individuals were carried out within the given theory’s constructs.
Firstly, this essay will examine functionalist theory as to how it molds and shapes the family unit. Functionalism may be defined as a theory that views society as a complex system whose parts ideally work together to promote cohesion, unity, solidarity, and stability (McLennan, 2011). At a macro view, this is the goal that a traditional family unit doubtless aspires. However, the social structures that impact upon functionalism are the driving force behind its power, lack of power, success, or failure. The degree of societal complexity, along with the minimalization of individual perceptions and importance further defines functionalism as a sociological theory.
In short, functionalism attempts to reduce the role of the individual/group’s importance with regards to impact on society and focus upon “organs” (customs, traditions, institutions) to define the function of society as a whole. Naturally, such a progressive change would not be able to take affect if it were not for the role of the individual on the group. As such, the family would well be recognized to be one of those “organs” that works to influence society. This
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
s 31 Q6 Nature of Family Business 31 Q 7 Family Members 33 Q8 Some Issues Identified 34 Chapter 5 Summary and Conclusion 43 Summary 43 Conclusion 45 Recommendations 46 References 48 Fig.1 11 Fig. 2 13 Fig. 3 16 Fig. 4 17 Fig. 5 36 Fig. 6 40 Chart 1 31 Table 1 34 Governance Issues in a Family Business CHAPTER I Introduction Globalisation and the rapid changes in information and technology have established a global market that is constantly challenging and demanding better services and products that is responsive to the demands of the customers (Fisher 2003; Ito et al, 2008).
there are sisters, brothers, mother and father, and children. In broader perspective, family may also include grandparents, uncles and aunts. “Families are one of the strongest socializing forces in life. They teach children to control unacceptable behavior, to delay gratification, and to respect the rights of others” (Kimani).
In the course of this relationship analysis, we have collected a lot of information for you. This information will help and guide you in securing your relationship with your husband and your sister. This will also help you in getting over the handicaps of being an immigrant.
According to Carr (2012), therapy counselors acknowledge that family units defers from one household to another. The difference arises from factors like social and cultural backgrounds of household couples. Social background plays an influential role in determining individual’s values and convictions.
Most family-run businesses experience challenges in matters concerning organizational structure and succession. It is not surprising that once a company is successful; there comes the challenge of re-invention so as to remain relevant. This is one area where family members can defer on how to take the company forward because, for the organization to progress, there needs to be a re-evaluation of the management methods, and the implementation of unique skills; which means the recruitment of external experts in positions of authority.
sist any kind of change, but imposition of circumstances force them face many confrontations and are able to work out their mounting troubles and survive collectively and successfully. Blended families with open communication, show positive attitude of recognition, reciprocated
Since 1960s many things have changed in the family setup and this has led to many wrangles within the families.
In the early part of 1960s family roles were supported by both the mother and father. This