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Unformatted text preview: sexual relationships, society patterns sexual reproduction-although almost all societies allow for divorce, or the breakup of marriage, none endorses it as an ideal norm-American culture is relatively unique in linking romantic love and marriage-romantic love-which involves the idealization of the loved one, the notion of a one and only, love at first sight, love winning out over all, and an indulgence of personal emotions-has nothing to do with marriage throughout most of the world-marriage in many societies establishes social, economic, and even political relationships among families-three families are ultimately involved in a marriage: the two spouses’ families of origin or families of orientation, the families in which they were born or raised, and the family or procreation, which is created by the union of the spouses...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY unknown taught by Professor Tischler during the Spring '08 term at Mass Colleges.
- Spring '08