Sociology: Relationships & Marriage

112 Weddings (Documentary DVD)

HQ 519 .A15 2015


"Hired for his intimate documentary style, Doug Block supports himself by shooting weddings. He found himself emotionally bonding with his wedding couples on their big day, only to send off their videos and never see them again. Many years and 112 weddings later, having long wondered what's become of their marriages, Block begins to track down some of his favorite couples. Juxtaposing rapturous wedding day flashbacks with remarkably candid present-day interviews, this film explores themes of love and marital commitment." --from publisher

Maintaining Marriage and Relationships

Intimacy

Other Books on Marriage and Relationships

Unmarried Couples with Children

HQ 803.5 .U66 2007


"Today, a third of American children are born outside of marriage, up from one child in twenty in the 1950s, and rates are even higher among low-income Americans. Many herald this trend as one of the most troubling of our time. But the decline in marriage does not necessarily signal the demise of the two parent family—over 80 percent of unmarried couples are still romantically involved when their child is born and nearly half are living together. Most claim they plan to marry eventually. Yet half have broken up by their child's third birthday. What keeps some couples together and what tears others apart? After a breakup, how do fathers so often disappear from their children's lives? Unmarried Couples with Children presents an intimate portrait of the challenges faced by partnering and parenting with couples who have children without the benefit of marriage." --from publisher

The Future of Marriage

HQ 503 .B53 2007


"In their current demands, Blankenhorn points out, gay and lesbian leaders are not asking for marriage with an adjective in front of it, but marriage itself. Therefore, what marriage is and why it matters is what this debate is all about. What exactly is this institution to which gay and lesbian activists are seeking access? Why do we have it in the first place? Where did it come from? What is it for? How is it changing? These are some of the hard questions The Future of Marriage confronts." --from publisher

The Age of Independence: Interracial Unions, Same-Sex Unions, and the Changing American Family

HQ 536 .R658 2007


"Michael Rosenfeld offers a new theory of family dynamics to account for the interesting and startling changes in marriage and family composition in the United States in recent years. His argument revolves around the independent life stage that emerged around 1960. This stage is experienced by young adults after they leave their parents' homes but before they settle down to start their own families. During this time, young men and women go away to college, travel abroad, begin careers, and enjoy social independence. This independent life stage has reduced parental control over the dating practices and mate selection of their children and has resulted in a sharp rise in interracial and same-sex unions--unions that were more easily averted by previous generations of parents.


Complementing analysis of newly available census data from the entire twentieth century with in-depth interviews that explore the histories of families and couples, Rosenfeld proposes a conceptual model to explain many social changes that may seem unrelated but that flow from the same underlying logic." --from publisher

Compiled by Christina Faith, December 2015