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Bianchi, Suzanne M. “Changing Families, Changing Workplaces.” Future of Children 21.2 (2011): 15-36. ERIC. Web 6 Mar. 2014.

Suzanne M. Bianchi, the author of Changing Families, Changing Workplace is a professor of sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles. In this article by Bianchi, she talks about how the setting of the work place is changing; many of more mothers return back to work sooner now than they did half a century ago. This article relates to our topic because it talks about how the family home and work lives are changing. 

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Citation: Dinno, Alexis, and Chelsea Whitney. "Same Sex Marriage And The Perceived Assault On Opposite Sex Marriage." Plos ONE 8.6 (2013): 1-8. Web. 6 Mar. 2014.

Recently gay marriage has been a popular political topic in the public eye. There is research being conducted to determine if gay marriage has an effect on opposite sex marriage and how it is accepted. Marriage is a popular topic for sociologists due to the way it impacts cultures and societies. –JJ

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Part of Kentucky Marriage Law Overturned

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A federal judge in Kentucky ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that have been performed legally in other states.
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Article Title: Part of Kentucky Marriage Law Overturned

                This article is stating that same-sex couples are filing lawsuits looking for the same benefits that their heterosexual counterparts receive in the states of Kentucky, Missouri, and Louisiana. These lawsuits are coming after the same-sex couples left the states they live in that do not allow same-sex marriage and got married in places that do allow it. This article is a U.S News article. The relation of this article to the ever changing social relationships of the twenty-first century is that same-sex couples are becoming a part of regular society and are looking to be treated as such.                         EA

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

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Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.
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The article “The All-or-Nothing Marriage” by Eli J. Finkel came from the opinion section of the newspaper. The main point of what Finkel is trying to say is about how marriages now-a-days are starting to fail more; by not spending more time with your spouse, you have a higher chance of divorce. There are many things that factor into this, like having kids and working, but most people need to start working on spending more time with their families and a little less time with technology. The article relates to our theme because it talks about families and divorce rates.                                      NH

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Jumping the Age Barrier

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The couple met at a women’s singles party in 1986, a rare event then in Dallas.

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This article by Vincent M. Mallozzi was published in the ‘Weddings/Celebrations’ section of the New York Times newspaper.  Mallozzi presents two women:  Rebecca Low who is 61 years old, and Marjory Jeanne Swanson who is 87 years old.  These two ladies’ great age difference kept causing much concern in their relationship for over a year.  But once they confronted the fact that they were in love with each other, they were about to get over their age difference and focus on their relationship.  They got married on February 7th, 2014.                                                               AJ

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Making a Broken Family Whole Again

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A fashion stylist becomes a wife to a widower and an “insta-mom” to three children.

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Rebecca Haithcoat’s article was published in the ‘Weddings & Celebrations’ section of the New York Times newspaper.  Haithcoat informs her audience about two people, Eric Fleiss and Johanna (or JoJo) Cohen.  In 2011, Eric lost his wife to colon cancer, and spent many months trying to find a mother for his three children, and had given up on finding the perfect wife/mother.  JoJo was done with trying to find a partner as well, but when they were set up on a blind date, JoJo and Eric fell for each other immediately. Eric’s children connected with JoJo the first time they met.  All of Eric and JoJo’s worries died out, as everything in their lives fit together perfectly as time went on.  Haithcoat’s main point in this article is that after losing a wife and a mother, Eric and his children were still able to find a perfect addition to their family.              AJ

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Halligan, Caitlin, David Knox, and Jason Brinkley. "Trapped: Technology As A Barrier To Leaving An Abusive Relationship." College Student Journal 47.4 (2013): 644-648. Web....

The field of study in this article is the psychology of relationships; it deals with the fact that technology is being used more, which has created a barrier to leaving an abusive relationship.  It talks about relationships and how this usage of technology is changing the social dynamics of the twenty-first century, by receiving reinforcement in the relationship after the abuse occurs.

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Zip, Larissa, Rebekah Parker, and Elvin Wyly. "Facebook As A Way Of Life: Louis Wirth In The Social Network." Geographical Bulletin 54.2 (2013): 77-98. Web. 6 Mar. 2014.

Social media has led to a new forming of relationships not through personal contact but through electronic devices. This article states the findings of a twentieth century sociologist, Louis Wirth’s book, “Urbanism as a Way of Life.” –EA

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Age Is No Obstacle to Love, or Adventure

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What astonished us was that the electricity we generated was as strong and compelling as love had been 50 years before, that it scrambled the brain every bit as much.
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Article Title: Age Is No Obstacle to Love, or Adventure

                “Age is just a number” is the saying you normally associate with a younger person and an older individual looking to become a couple. In the case of Nora Johnson and George they were both on the older side with Johnson being a 71 and divorced and George being a recently widowed 83 year old, when they met. Johnson was not looking for love at 71 because she believed that there was no way to have fun at such an old age because of the limitations of the body. George showed her that even though the body gets older there are ways to have fun at an older age. This article can be found in the Fashion and Style section. With people living longer and possibly out living their spouses, this article fits with the changing social relationships of the twenty-first century.                     EA 

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How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids

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The link between poverty and absent dads in the U.S. can’t be denied.

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            Parts that the article shows are the hardships of being a single parent are, and the feminist part. The main point that Hymowitz is giving in the article is how being a single parent shows the government the income things. This relates to the social media aspect in the fact that they have researchers and they are trying to politically figure things out.               JJ

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Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?

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He cooks, she cleans, they both work and take care of the kids. It’s the perfect egalitarian marriage. There’s just one problem.

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Sections of the article that have appeared would have to be Skepticism; power of the act of balancing, sex in any marriage, there’s a phrase, and online dating. The main point that Gottlieb is giving in this article is how marriages are now with the sex drive. The relationship between the article and what we have been talking about I would have to say is the online dating part because online dating has become a big thing now in the 21st century.                         JJ

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Dollars for Dads

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Stronger paternity leave programs are good for children, mothers and fathers, though they still elicit some negative attitudes in the workplace, an economist writes.

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The article “Dollars for Dads” by Nancy Folbre came from the business section of the newspaper. Folbre’s article is about the gender differences for men and women in the work place when it comes to having a newborn baby. Many people discriminate against men for wanting to take paternal leave when their wife has a baby. When men do get to take the leave, they do not receive as much money as women do and now some places are having lawsuits filed against them for the differences in pay during the time. This article relates to our topic because it talks about how fathers need to spend more time with their babies but it is more difficult for them to do that because they do not receive as much as women do when taking paternal leave.                                                            NH

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