Functionalists view all parts of society based on the function they serve. They view society as an organism and each aspect of it has a specific function (role) to play. The functionalist views marriage as having a specific and legitimate function within society. This function may change based on the era in history, it may also change based on what point in the relationship a couple may currently be, and it may also change based on the specific culture that is being discussed.
Marriage is an important part of society. Functions of a marriage include the following:
* Marriages serve the function of procreation and a stable setting to raise children.
* Marriage encourages citizens to settle down, buy a home hold a steady job and accumulate ...
This solution helps discuss the concept of marriage from both a functionalist perspective and a conflict perspective.