Deinstitutionalization Worksheet

Deinstitutionalization Worksheet - during the 20 th...

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Sociology 101 Instructor: Angelika Gulbis Marriage Worksheet Cherlin, Andrew J. 2004. “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage” Journal of Marriage and Family 66: 848-861. 1. What does Andrew Cherlin mean by the “deinstitutionalization” of marriage? 2. What five changes have occurred both before and since the 1970’s that have contributed to the deinstitutionalization of marriage? Be able to explain them in your own words. 3. What are some major points made by Cherlin about the growth of cohabitation (hint: unexpected path of cohabitation, resemblance to stepfamilies, stages of cohabitation and prevalence)?
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4. What are some major points made by Cherlin about the emergence of same-sex marriage? What did Cherlin mean at the top of page 851 where he argues that lesbian and gay couples have “no institutional support” ? 5. What are the two great changes (transitions) in the meaning of marriage that occurred
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Unformatted text preview: during the 20 th century? Explain. 6. Describe Anthony Giddens notion of the pure relationship. Think of how the pure relationship might differ from an institutional relationship. 7. Cherlin writes, I think the interesting question is not why so few people are marrying, but rather, why so many people are marrying, planning to marry, or hoping to marry, when cohabitation and single parenthood are widely acceptable options?. What did Cherlin say about enforceable trust as a gain to marriage? 8. What does Andrew Cherlin say about the symbolic significance of marriage? 9. How do low-income individuals and young adults in general view marriage today? 10. Describe the notion of weddings as a status symbol. 11. Describe the three alternative futures Cherlin describes. What predictions does he make about the future of marriage?...
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