Lecture 25

Lecture 25 - Sociology 120 Lecture 25 15:29 Review Conflict...

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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 120 Lecture 25 15:29 Review Conflict & Domestic Violence History Statistics Explanations Social learning Aggression-Frustration (displacement) People fight/ lash out for a lot of reasons, many of which are bad reasons Because you cannot lash out at your boss (will get fired), you go home and yell at your wife and kids Social exchange views individuals as rational individuals that weigh the costs and benefits of their actions not surprising that women who do not work are more likely for this because they are dependent on their husbands Interpretative frameworks Political model Medical model Review- Interpretative Frameworks Political Model Domestic violence as tool of power and control of men over women Extension of the negotiations that go on between men and women Men and women are not the same- no two people have the same interests- (conflict resolutions) Acquiesces Open negotiation Division of labor Violence Supported, facilitated, legitimized by law (e.g. marriage rape exemption), customs (e.g. gender role expectations), social structure (e.g. economic power of men) Sociologists Medical Model Focus on violence as illness (something is wrong with the abuser) Consequences Medical intervention Psychologists Used a lot of the time with abused children Parents who abuse their children Family Policy America and Europe are very similar in these respects Broad set of laws and programs influencing family structure and behavior Family policy is much more than welfare Family policy sets frameworks for everybody Some policies encourage certain behaviors for certain parts of society and other behaviors for other parts of society But there are some things that are set for everyone E.g. marriage & divorce laws, contraception, family policy Programs do not only benefit the poor Also powerful (and expensive) programs primarily targeted at middle & upper class...
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Lecture 25 - Sociology 120 Lecture 25 15:29 Review Conflict...

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