The story these perspectives tell are starkly different from the nonscientific conjecture that two people are just “incompatible,” right hopefully each perspective got you to see marriage and divorce form a different, enlightening angle feel free to comment or critique on my facebook -ku henslin, j (2013) essentials of sociology (10th ed.
102 sociological perspectives on the family a functional understanding of the family thus stresses the ways in which the family as a social institution helps make society possible as such, the family performs several important functions most sociology and marriage-and-family textbooks during the 1950s maintained that the male. In sociology, marriage is defined as a socially approved union between two or more people in what is considered as a steady, lasting relationship based in part on some form of sexual bond it is an institution that is regarded permanent and involves mutual rights and obligations marriage has been.
Three major perspectives in sociology consider applying symbolic interactionism to the american institution of marriage symbols may include wedding bands, vows of life‐long commitment, a white bridal dress, a wedding cake, a church ceremony, and flowers and music american society attaches general meanings to these symbols, but. 102 sociological perspectives on the family most sociology and marriage-and-family textbooks during the 1950s maintained that the male breadwinner–female homemaker nuclear family was the best arrangement for children, as it provided for a family’s economic and child-rearing needs the family as a social institution contributes to.
The sociological perspective called symbolic interactionism focuses on symbols that affect people's interactions in this perspective, the symbols related to marriage are important determinants of the way people view marriage and family and the meanings that they make of marriage and family.