ch 3 HDFS 2010-001
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Date Created: 09/13/16
HDFS CH.3 08/29/2016 ▯ Differences: Historical and Contemporary Variations in American Family Life ▯ ▯ Historical Context: What is the “traditional” marriage? According to Coontz, marriage was traditionally not about love but about: o Safety o *political alliances o For offspring: land, labor o * collaborative work o And often arranged (even in the U.S) Only very recently (post industrialization) has most marriage in U.S. been about love = 2010 Our idea of the “traditional” marriage reflects primarily the 1950s (that “Father Knows Best, or Leave it to Beaver view): o But… occurred only in relatively short period of time and … o *the model of mom staying at home and dad working applied to primarily white middle/upper classes o and even for these women, rates of alcoholism, substance abuse (anxiolytics = anti anxiety medicines), and entrance into mental hospitals increased during the 1950s ▯ ▯ Contemporary Families / Ethnic group characteristics: Latina/o: o May or may not be recent immigrants (Texas, NM, California were long settled by Latinos) o Land in those areas taken away, and the people subject to cyclical deportations (depending on economy) o *recent immigrants often young, uneducated, unskilled o * strong emphasis on family (including extended), religion, respect o Patriarchal real women have curves Asian-American: o *perceived as “model minority” –educated, higher SES (social economic status), but not all fit stereotype o Collectivism (the goose who honks gets shot) o Patriarchal most Asian women will marry a white man bc of this o Childrearing characterized by demands for respect, obedience, little praise o *traditionally have arranged marriages they would be arranged hen theyre very young but wont get married until adolescence oldest son and wife would live with family until they died…often she wouldn’t see her family again bc they live in diff villages Middle Easterner: o Strong emphasis on family, children, religion Muslim/Christian (from Lebanon) o Patriarchal “honor killings” if thought daughter was sexually active without marriage o *arranged marriages/assisted marriages or who ever they want African Americans: o Influenced by generations of slavery followed by segregation and discrimination o Rarely had the “traditional” family because women had to work outside the home (“The Help”) o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5oJFP82uto (The Help) o *strengths of the af am families include extended families strong religious ties and commitment to family and community o Issues include single parenthood, lack of available male partners for women (incarceration, lower rates of graduation), poverty – though growing middle class ▯ ▯ ▯
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