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Marriage and Family

by: Mafalda Bradtke

Marriage and Family SOC 2500

Mafalda Bradtke
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Ronald Aday

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mafalda Bradtke on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 2500 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Ronald Aday in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see /class/213187/soc-2500-middle-tennessee-state-university in Sociology at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 09/23/15
Exam 1 Review Family Marital Strengths a Furnish emotional security and support b Positive Communication c Appreciationamp Affection d Commitment e Successful management of stressamp crisis Components of Family Solidarity 1 Affectional 2 Functional 3 Normative 4 Structural 5 Consensual Filial Piety responsibilities to care for respect and obey parents Theories Conceptual framework for viewing Marriage Family Relationship s 1 Social ExchangeEquity Be fair and balanced so that they mutually giveamp receive what is needed The language of Social Exchange theory betrays its assumption that we are all in it for ourselves 2 Structural Functionalism Explains how families work society worksamp how families relate to the larger society and to their own members 3 Symbolic interactionsocial roles role taking Social construction of marital family script 4 Con ict feminist Sources ofPower Marriage ModelsUudith Wallerstein 1 Traditional Husband is in charge a Description ofa traditional marriage Has at its core a clear division of roles rightsamp responsibilities b Danger ofa traditional marriage Focus on bringing up the children that the partners only view themselves as parents They dread the time the children are leaving home knowing they will be left with little common 2 Companionate TwoCareer Relationship a Description of Companionate Marriage Most common form of marriage among younger couples Re ects social changes of the last several decades At its core is friendship equality and the value system of the women s movement b Danger of companionate marriages It may generate into a brothersister relationship No intimacy because ofjob con ict 3 Relational MarriageRomantic initial romantic spark is essential amp exciting and then from then sensuality continues through decades together a Description of Romantic Marriage A lasting passionately sexual relationship quotDestined to be together 9 Danger of Romantic Marriages Unrealistic expectations to maintain an emotionally charged relationship Disappointment when the newness wears off Gender Role Feminine Masculine Gender Role Stereotype Concept of role in gender stereotype Patriarchal Societies The male is the leaderdecision maker Matriarchal Societies Society dominated by female Egalitarian Society Society of equality Instrumental traits Male Expressive traitsFemale Social learning Theory Emphasis on observable events and consequences Socializing Agents Learned behavioramp attitude from social interactions Men s MovementFocused on things they wanted to change a Profeminist Males that support females w them being quotBig Daddy b Pro Masculine Emphasize men are the victims Androgyny Where both partners can use both expressive amp Instrumental traits Weiner s Model of Love 1 Early Courtship Interest is focused on the book cover than the book itself 2 Romantic Infatuation Idealization of other person You do not see the other person s wrong doings


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