Soc 204 Notes

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Marriage • We learn by “on-the-job training,” in which being married, allows you to learn about being married • Honeymoon o Egypt ▪ The honeymoon is defined as a brief period of time in which things were beautiful, but it lasted no longer than a month o Meanings: ▪ A trip that many couples take after the wedding ← Rapoport [husband & wife] described three different types of honeymoons: • Lovers’ Nest – during the honeymoon, the couple was completely absorbed into themselves, as a couple • Perpetuum Mobile – during the honeymoon, the couple travelled a lot …show more content…

• “Resources in Cultural Context” ← Waller, then Heer • Argued that Blood, Wolfe, & Rodman were correct • But power is also defined by interpersonal factors such as: o Attractiveness o Interpersonal skills • “Exchange Theory of Power” o You exchange your personal & interpersonal attributes for the power to make decisions o In order to have change in status of power in the family, there has to be a change in status of power in the society ▪ Ongoing System of Negotiations ← John Cassavetes ▪ Set of Interactional Systems ← The family is composed of many