Marriage & Families
Marriage & FamiliesDwayne HaysSOCS 315
September 2015Professor GomesDeVry University09/04/2015Chapter 1 – Page 29-30– Questions #2 and #4
2. What is meant by the idea that race, class, and gender are interactive systems rather than individual variables? Think about your own family of orientation, and take one particular aspect of your family life as an example. Discuss briefly how race, class, and gender act simultaneously to shape that aspect of your family life.
When it comes to race and gender, people in today’s society seem to be more dependent upon each other rather than how it used to be years ago. When you combine all three; race, class, and gender, you then have family integration. In my family, we do not have an issue or separation of class. Most all my family is pretty self-sufficient within their own households with the exception of the cousins who are just becoming adults trying to find their own way. In my family mostly all the women work great jobs and have college backgrounds. We have a couple different races included in our family as well too by marriage. All three of these aspects have shaped our family cohesively.
4. Most people agree that marriages and families underwent major changes during the last half of the twentieth century; however, few people link these changes to larger societal changes that have taken place. Identify some of the major changes that have taken place during the past 50 years (for example, in transportation, technology, and social welfare policies), and discuss their impact on contemporary marriages and families. Reflect on your own family and consider how one such change has affected your family and/or families like yours
The structure of the American Family has changed greatly in the last 50 years. Many changes in society helped to contribute to this change. Back in the day wages were low and…