PAPER OPTIONS 1. Couple interviews (use guidelines). Be sure to relate your analysis to the readings and/or lectures in your write-up! 2. C. Wright Mills-inspired paper, applying his notion that “our lives are lived at the intersection of history and social structure” to relations in your own family. This can be a comparison of your parents’ family structure/ relations/relative power/division of housework and childcare with that of your grandparents. It also can be a comparison of one generation of your family before and after some historical event or structural change that affected the family, e.g., its household composition, class position, geographic location, gender balance of power, division of housework/childcare, etc. Such events can include one partner gaining or losing a job, going back to school, etc. Be sure to relate your analysis to the readings and/or lectures in your write-up! 3.
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