Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-9-15

Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-9-15 - Soc 340 Lecture 2 Quick...

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Soc 340 Lecture 2 9/15/10 Quick review of the film from last time (The Miracle of Birth) Follows a British couple as they try to have a baby Use of a midwife (more common in Europe than US) Pregnancy Divided into 3 trimesters based on weeks and development of the baby o Each trimester is characterized by different things going on within the baby and the mother o 1 st trimester First 12 weeks (counted back to the last menstrual cycle) Highest risk of miscarriage Most development takes place in this trimester o 2 nd trimester Week 14—26 Developing, maturation and increase in size o 3 rd trimester 27 th week to the birth Medicalized birth vs. natural birth How do we select a mate? Love (an important ideal in the US) We meet people in a variety of places, but school and work are most common Social propinquity social nearness o Love isn’t as random as we think! Attraction Arranged Marriages Assisted Marriages o Can be understood as the “middle ground” between an arranged marriage and “love match” Marriage serves a big purpose Family o o Both marriage and family are important social institutions o Forms of the family have changed Article 1 o Discusses and dispels fears that in the US marriage and families are disintegrating
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course SOC 340 taught by Professor Catherinemarrone during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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