ch6 sex,marriage,fam - Kinship, Marriage, and Family Key...

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Kinship, Marriage, and Family Key terms and concepts Ch. 6
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Marriage in the USA: What is the basis of this? Economics? Romantic LOVE?
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If economics are downplayed… What does the success of marriage in the US hinge on? What is the corollary of this?
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If marriage is based on romantic attraction: The importance of an economic contract AND The responsibility of reproduction are downplayed… = high divorce rate and marital instability? = unwanted children?
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How do Americans ensure that their children marry the right person? Informal and Formal means. ..
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The “Right One” Informal means encouraging endogamy : Formal means: Laws against incest polygamy
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Personal decisions to marry are influenced by? Love? Education? Media? Is personal decision free of cultural baggage?
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Endogamy- Rule specifying marriage within a designated group. Generally exogamy (opposite) steers people to marry outside nuclear family .
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Family “ Rules” ideal vs. actual practice and patterns of behavior… (e.g….?) As adaptation ? How do these function
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ch6 sex,marriage,fam - Kinship, Marriage, and Family Key...

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