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Copy of Cultural Themes of Marriage (Traditional vs. Industrial)
Zackary Hurlburton 3 December 2013
Transcript of Copy of Cultural Themes of Marriage (Traditional vs. Industrial)
Cultural Themes: Marriage
Common Cultural Themes
Trends in U.S. Family + Marriage
In 1970, the numbers of cohabitation couples were 523,000 to 6,200,000 today.
Women that were never married from 20 to 24 years of age rose from 35% in 1970 to 77% today.
Father is supreme authority in family
Females have central role in society
Couples have equal rights & responsibility
System of Descent
Endogamy: members marry within their group
Exogamy: people marry outside their group
Example: Incest taboo
Father selection vs. Individualistic/Personal choices
#2 Birth to single women
Cohabitation is 12 times more common today than it was in the 1970s
#3 Age at first
The average age of first time bride
was 21 in the 1970s to 27 today
By: Chris Brosamle, Lucas Eischen,
Logan Richardson, and Zippy Hurlburt
System of Descent
The way people trace kinship over generations
We think of ourselves related to both our mother's and our father's side of the family
Tracing descent only on the father's side; they don't think of children as being related to their mother's relatives
Tracing descent only on the mother's side and not considering children to be related to their father's relatives
individual grows up
Formed when couple has its first child
Adults living together in a sexual relationship without being married