Sociology of the Family and the Institution of Marriage Article Review by Top Papers

Sociology of the Family and the Institution of Marriage
An exploration of Stephanie Coontz's work explaining the decline of the institution of marriage.
# 132374 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (Theory) , Women Studies (Marriage)


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This paper provides an exploration of Stephanie Coontz's work, explaining the decline of the institution of marriage as known in American in relation to an institution always in a state of flux. The paper states that this work carries on from her previous attention to the dangers of eulogizing the American family as it once was. The paper makes further reference to Bonnie J. Fox's gender-oriented collection of papers on marriage and the family, pointing out feminist theoretical bias.

From the Paper:

"For years, North American society has been described in relation to marriage as an institution in crisis, the high divorce rate beginning in the late 1960s said to portend the death of a culture once known. Stephanie Coontz is a professor of family history long interested in matters of the American family whose volume Marriage, a History, from Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage offers an entirely different view of an institution often discussed through the distortions of nostalgia. (2005) This paper also refers to Bonnie J. Fox's Family ..."

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Sociology of the Family and the Institution of Marriage (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 03, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/sociology-of-the-family-and-the-institution-of-marriage-132374/

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