Presentation on theme: "HHS4C. 1) Intermarriage Intermarriage: a.k.a. heterogamy: marriager between partners of different social, racial, religious, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds."— Presentation transcript:
1) Intermarriage Intermarriage: a.k.a. heterogamy: marriager between partners of different social, racial, religious, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds. Marriage between people of different backgrounds can have some legal and social effects. Where you live will determine what you would have to experience. E.g. a white person marrying an aboriginal in Canada has legal effect because of status.
Whereas, a marriage between a white person and an African American person may have social effects, especially in areas which are less tolerant of diversity. Interfaith marriages pose different issues because faith, unlike race, is a chosen attribute. Conversion is an option, which may lead to issues within the marriage. Interracial couples face issues of racism in society, whereas interfaith couples face issues of family and friends not approving.
Cultural and ethnic differences in a marriage can be the most complex because it can involve national and racial heritage, cultural activities and traditions, and religion. 2) Same Sex Relationships - Although there has been a strong increase in the acceptance of homosexuality in North America, there is still considerable resistance to cohabitation and marriage of homosexuals in North America (U.S. primarily).
Couples may face issues such as discrimination or alienation. There are legal issues with same sex relationships in terms of spousal laws, benefits, money, etc. 3) Infidelity: - unfaithful to spouse, having extramarital affairs. - Different definitions for different areas. Range from lewd behaviour or cohabitation with another person to sexual intercourse with another person. Some couples have an “open marriage” in which they allow sexual relations with other people and do not consider it infidelity.
Social psychology has proven in many studies that infidelity is human nature, but the norm in western societies is finding infidelity unacceptable. A study has shown that 75% of Canadians believe infidelity is wrong under any circumstances. 4) Spousal Violence: - in the past, a man was legally allowed to physically harm his chattels (personal property other than physical objects) with a stick no thicker than his thumb. This included children and wife. This is where the term “rule of thumb” came from.
Up until the mid 20 th century, domestic violence (violence within a household) was seen as a private matter. Police only filed charges if they actually witnessed the event. By the 1970’s, it had completely changed and now violence within intimate relationships is legally defined as assault. Intergenerational cycle of violence is the evidence that individuals who experienced violence as a child, or witnessed it, are more likely to be victims or abusers themselves.
Social role theory: suggests that people learn how to behave in a role such as a “wife’ or “husband” by observing and imitating certain role models.