Topic 2b Institution of Marriage

Topic 2b Institution of Marriage - Sociology 169...

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Sociology 169 Theoretical Perspectives on Family Change Readings: Nock. 1998. “Marriage as a Social Institution” Topic 2b: Marriage as a Social Institution ± Marriage is a relationship defined by legal, moral, and conventional assumptions ± Culturally patterned ± Integrated into other social institutions: education, the economy, politics ± Entails rules that originate outside of any one union ± These rules set up soft boundaries to define acceptable behaviors of spouses—social control Marriage as a Social Institution ± Marriage is a relationship defined by legal, moral, and conventional assumptions ± Culturally patterned ± Integrated into other social institutions: education, the economy, politics ± Entails rules that originate outside of any one union ± These rules set up soft boundaries to define acceptable behaviors of spouses—social control Marriage as Social Capital ± Social Capital consists of extensive networks of individuals linked by bonds of trustworthiness and trust
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