IS-6-Parenting

IS-6-Parenting - SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King Tuesday,...

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SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Playboy magazine printed men’s objection to lifelong marital contracts: Women and children cost a lot to support. The 20 th century rise of consumer capitalism led to massive advertising to men. Men realized that they could purchase most wifely services more cheaply. “Jerry Seinfeld” lived the bachelor life … The women who might have married Jerry work pink collar jobs.
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Women and men who saw marriages as millstones rather than supports in the late 1960s advocated for easy divorce. Womanhood came to include professional accomplishment/strength without implying masculinity. Manhood came to include bachelor careerism without implying homosexuality. Objectivist notions of gender are changing.
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Parental involvement strengthens spousal intimacy . Nuclear-family solidarity strengthens extended- family ties. Victorian middle-class families were better able to shelter their children from: exposure to adult sexuality, hard labor. Educated women increasingly mother at home. A growing child enjoys more face-time with parents today than she would have 50 years ago.
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genes—50% of variations in behavior (aggressivity, intelligence, looks, etc.) peers—the force of group activities parents—competing with peers for control of public behavior Our stakes in a popular myth: Parental authority Women’s and children’s places in the labor market
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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IS-6-Parenting - SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King Tuesday,...

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