Week 3 Lecture Outline

Week 3 Lecture Outline - Week 3 Lecture Outline: Tuesday,...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Dating: A Brief History Courtship and Dating I. What is dating? a) The recognized means by which most people move from being single to being coupled. b) Some sociologists see dating as a sort of rehearsal for marriage c) Unlike some cultures, Americans have never fully embraced arranged marriage. Thus, we have dating and courtship II. “Calling” a) Until the late 19 th century most dating by the upper/middle class followed the “calling” model. b) Young people would meet in appropriate settings c) Role of the mother Strict Rules: Time between invitation and visit, Refreshments, Chaperonage, Appropriate Conversation, Departure “Keeping Company,” One Partner, Evenings, More frequent visits III. Dating in the 20 th Century “Calling” gives way to “dating” because of several innovations, including: amusement parks, dance halls, and movie theaters. This time period marks the transition from dating being overseen by parents to being
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