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Unformatted text preview: 11-16-06All of the social institutions have changed so that what worked 30 years ago is not going to work now. Cootnz sees marriage as changing, not being lost. Popnen is her opponent b/c he is a functionalist sociologist, he is in the group family values experts and she and many others have argued against the family values experts that they are missing a lot of the picture. FVE focus on the high divorce rates & the # of children being raised in single-parent families. So much about the economy, religion, demographics have changed that you cannot apply what you could 30 years ago.IdealFamily in the US a nuclear family unit a husband who works outside the home, and a wife that does not work outside the home. White 2 story house, black shutters, white picket fence, 2 animals in the yard, 2 kids in the yard (one girl one boy). A short period of time during 50s and 60s that was the predominant family for whites. Why would that particular family unit work well? Because they used to get a lot of benefits in factory working, does not exist anymore, all factory jobs went overseas or down south. Therefore, must have more education, which is why the US has historically tied health insurance to jobs. tied health insurance to jobs....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08