SOC 308 - Exam 2 outline

SOC 308 - Exam 2 outline - SOC 308 Exam 2 Dion and Dion...

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SOC 308 Exam 2 Dion and Dion “Cultural Perspective on Romantic Love” p. 287 o romantic love based on cultural factors o Coded cultures as “love present” if they met one of the following criteria (4): Affirmed that RL was present (ethnographers made a distinction b/t lust and love) Ethnographic records indicated at least one case of elopement due to affection rather than other reason…. Native accounts affirmed the existence of passionate love, romantic anguish, and longing (inc. love sickness) The existence of love songs or folk stories depicting romantic involvement 147/160 of the cultures studied displayed romantic love o Mainland China – 12 th Century –evidence was found of romantic love. o Conclusion of research in China: Love and Marriage were not opposed Love more normal Male perceptions of lust were result of Woman’s concept of beauty, intelligence, etc Conc. on quality of togetherness, man’s happiness o 4 conclusions of china and Romantic love: RL not product of Western Love existed in culture as important to attachment Attraction most important to falling in love RL not linked to Sex, but female attractiveness, etc…. . o Individualism : “the subordination of the goals of the collectivities to individual goals, and a sense of independence and lack of concern for others”; (emphasizing rights over duties, self-realization, personal autonomy, personal initiative, and identity based on one’s personal attributes); counties include US, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Netherlands, and New Zealand Individualism identity = personal attributes Individualistic Societies: Self-Contained individualism people may be happy/enjoy coupleness, but are less likely to get married. Negative relationship between self-interest and intimacy; getting involved for “self-development”; need to develop before relationship o Collectivism : “a sense of harmony, interdependence, and concern for others” which at core reflects “the subordination of individual goals to the goals of a collective”; (loyalty to the group’s interests predominates); countries include Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Pakistan Collectivism familial identity = interpersonal bonds (Hierarchical system) Collective societies are less likely to become divorced and place a higher importance on family unit/structure o the ideology of romantic love centers on pursuing personal fulfillment and following one’s personal wishes, even if they oppose those of one’s family and kind. This ideology is less likely to be encouraged in collectivistic as contrasted with individualistic societies o Asian backgrounds viewed love as a friendship o Both individualism and collectivism are dimensions of cultural variation, which contribute to understanding romantic love Societal individualism and societal collectivism are revealed by cultural comparisons, whereas
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2008 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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