8-23-07 Intro

8-23-07 Intro - SOCI 130 INTRODUCTION American Ambivalence...

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Unformatted text preview: SOCI 130 8/23/07 INTRODUCTION- American Ambivalence toward Marriage and the Family- Marriage and Family: Contrasting Sociological Viewpoints- Defining Family? Social, Economic, and Legal Implications- The Public Family- The Private Family- Studying Families CONCEPTS and TERMS Primary vs. secondary analysis Defense of Marriage Act Public goods conjugal family Institutions monogamy Polygamy created vs. assigned kin Field research longitudinal survey- Defense of Marriage Act– States don’t have to recognize marriages from other states (same sex marriages)- 1990 - Gay couples in HI tried to get marriage licenses- Eginburg – on the side of the state; argued that 90% of people who intend to marry also intend to have kids, gay marriages are not an ideal setting in which to raise children, gay marriage = step-family/single parent household, children do better in traditional nuclear families, gay marriage should be discouraged because it’s bad for child-raising- Schwarz – on side of couples, one of the first to study gay marriage and its effects...
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8-23-07 Intro - SOCI 130 INTRODUCTION American Ambivalence...

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