August 29 RQ

August 29 RQ - Soci 130 FA 2008 August 29 Reading Questions...

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Soci 130 FA 2008 August 29 Reading Questions Chapter 2 (pp. 58-73): 1. In what ways were the first few decades of the 20 th century similar to the last few decades of the 20 th century? A sense of sexual freedom and revolution brought about a new understanding of relationships and family 2. How did the circumstances of the depression contribute to the baby boom that followed? Either because they felt that family was important during times of need or some other experience during the depression, individuals began to value the conjugal family structure during this time 3. a. What does Cherlin mean when he says that the ‘breadwinner-homemaker family is not the ‘traditional’ family?’ because only during the short time after the depression has this been true since the existence of the U.S. and the families that live in this country b. What is the evidence for this statement? Family patterns and life stages graphed and contrasted through studies done by sociologists support this idea 4. In your own words, define the life-course perspective.
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