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Unformatted text preview: Sociology: Changes in Marriage (10/9) Why do we still want to get married? • With all of the changes of marriage over time, with less connection between dating and marriage, increased children out of wedlock, increased cohabitation, etc. so why do we still want to get married? • Public commitment • It’s expected as a stage in our life • Economic stability • Rights and privileges are associated with marriage – government support • Social pressure • Want to have children Describing a Marriage: • Ideal Types – hypothetical model consists of all of the most significant characteristics of a particular social phenomenon • Three types familiar with, the institutional marriages – included roles, rules, and ways of behaving; served important functions for the family and society • Type 1: Marriage as an institution – emphasis was on male authority, duty, conformity, social customs • Start to see marriage for the personal and emotional rewards that it provides – not going...
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08