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Lucas Vinze 010016137 SOCI 2013, General Sociology—W.A. Schwab Writing Assignment #2 12-5-05 Divorce In today’s changing society divorce has become a major controversy between sociologists. As divorce rates rise, they argue whether or not divorce is a problem or a symptom. Ann Landers once said, “One marriage in twenty is wonderful, five in twenty are good, ten in twenty are tolerable, and the remaining four are ‘pure hell.’” (Macionis, 2005, p. 357) These statistics show how marriages truly are in reality, and divorce is just a symptom of the changing times and changing laws. The symbolic-interaction theory explains this excellently because at the core a marriage is between people and how they interact. There are three main causes which explain why divorce is a symptom of today’s changing society. The first cause of divorce is increasing individualism, which is the social philosophy which stresses the importance of the individual above society. In today’s American culture, people are spending more time on their own chasing high-end careers,
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCI 1013 taught by Professor Schwab during the Fall '05 term at Arkansas.

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