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Marriages over the years

by: Karlie Aschenbrenner

Marriages over the years SOC030

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Karlie Aschenbrenner
Penn State Behrend
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Sociology of the Family
Dr. Lang

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The three marriages over time are described: a. Institutional b. Companionate c. Independent
Sociology of the Family
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Date Created: 10/29/15
Notes from 10215 CHERLIN READ 3 types of marriage over time 1 The Institutional Marriagg Marriage prior to 1900 s L Clear cut norms and values to follow d L f Male authority Local church community and the law all supporting this type of marriage you re trying to keep your appearances up Romantic love really not valued Divorce was really not a thing When you married it was thought that the husband could have sex with his wife whenever 2 The companionate marriage In the early 1900 s 1950 s a b Breadwinner homemaker lifestyle Husband as authority figure but less so than in an institutional marriage Emphasized affection friendship Expected to find meaning in the successful performance of their family roles Men mainly had male friends and women mainly had women friends Honey can you bring me this g Goal is to be fulfilled in doing the best for their family 3 The Individualized marriagg Emerged after 1960 a b WQQP Romantic love highly valued Emphasized selfdevelopment Each person should develop a fulfilling independent self Flexible roles Open communication mutually shared emotional disclosures Are we making the right choice Allow for things to happen and adapt to the change COONTZ the factors that have made marriage more satisfying in modern times have also made it less stable Modern marriage has a higher potential for failure as well as higher potential for real satisfaction A caveat caution we should be careful not to expect TOO MUCH from our spouses in terms of emotional fulfillment MARRIAGE Marriage in comtemporary America differs from Canada and Europe in its 0 Symbolic importance Ties to Christianity


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