Week 5 lecture notes 2012

Week 5 lecture notes 2012 - Week 5 lecture notes I. Mate...

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Week 5 lecture notes I. Mate selection in the patriarchal era A. Courtship in patriarchal times. People chose a spouse out of prudent (practical) considerations. Ben Franklin liked the young woman he courted, but that didn’t matter since her family wouldn’t cough up the dowry he wanted. Mate selection was a business contract (lots of film examples). B. Courtship rituals (like “giving him the cold shoulder”) protected people from feeling as hurt as we moderns feel when we’re rejected C. Courtship was very public and highly visible. The older generation controlled courtship in “high control,” and peers controlled it in “medium control.” The results were the same regardless of high or low - they picked well-matched spouses. II. Mate selection in the Nuclear Era A. Based on a dating system. People could pick their own partners, and it was far less public. Some activities were with peers, but lots were private, especially with the advent of automobiles. B. This getting to know each other away from others’ prying eyes corresponds to the
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course SOCI SYO3100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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