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Women, Culture, and Society Class 20 Theory in Practice: Marriage
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Organization Introduce reading and authors Main point and background Mock evening talk show with guests and hosts
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Introduce reading and authors Reading: “Can This Marriage be Saved? A Forum,” by: 1. Ellen Willis, Scholar, Department of Journalism, NYU 2. Randall Kennedy, Scholar, Harvard Law School 3. Edmund White, Scholar, Princeton University 4. Martha Fineman, Scholar, Emory 5. Laura Kipnis, Writer 6. Nora Ephron, Writer and Director 7. Patricia Hill Collins, Scholar, University of Cincinnati 8. Judith Butler, Writer 9. Susan Brownmiller, Writer 10. Michael Bronski, Writer, Critic, and Journalist 11. EJ Graff, Scholar, Brandeis University 12. Michael Eric Dyson, Scholar, Upenn 13. Judith Stacey, Scholar, NYU 14. JoAnn Wypijewski, Writer 15. Hilton Als, Writer
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Main Point and Background 1. In US (and Europe), the proportion of married couples among all
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Unformatted text preview: households has been declining for several decades. 2. Discuss background statistics 3. Yet marriage continues to occupy a dominant position in American society. 4. How does one make sense of this confusing marital landscape? 5. Authors in this forum address three questions around the theme of marriage: 1. Should marriage be abolished, and why? 2. Should marriage be reformed, and if so, how? 3. Why does marriage (despite its well-documented failures) persist as the focus of both personal aspirations and political struggles? 6. Students in class: conduct a mock evening talk show. You will (1) present your characters views on marriage, (2) make a policy recommendation for the new president on marriage, (3) answer, in character, questions your hosts may have....
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