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Couples and Their Networks

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Xing
Semester
Summer

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Couples and Their Networks (July 8) For Exam: Focus on networks & marital boud How does network change in daily process Marital bonds are embedded in their social networks, which include both relatives and friends Among all the social ties, marital bonds are the central, although now getting more vulnerable (most important, most central, most intimate, most enduring = covers all aspects of lives) Contacts The nuclear families are not isolated, but they have regular contacts with their friends and relatives In earlier periods, their networks were more localized, yet today, networks of friends and kin are more geographically dispersed i. From face-to-face interaction to letters, phone calls, and emails ii. From the local to the national and even international Great variations exist in the amount of pattern of couples networks (daily or casually; friends or relatives) Women usually have more contacts with kin than men Exchanges (financial, materials including services, and psychological) In many cases, important exchanges involve immediate kinship circles drawn from the couples families of origin (parents and sibli
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