There is a greater degree of financial and emotional commitment in marriage
What is the main difference between cohabitation and marriage?
Both the bride and groom than at any other time
How has the age of the average first-time bride and groom in the United States changed since 1890?
The incest taboo facilities the socialization of children and avoids role confusion
Why do functionalists argue that the incest taboo is a nearly universal norm?
His family of orientation
John was adopted as an infant and although he knows this, has always considered the Smiths' his "real" family. What do sociologists classify the Smith family as it is regarded by John?
Beliefs, practices, and moral community
What are the three elements of religion based on the writings of Emile Durkheim?
Religious persecution and war on terrorism
What are the two dysfunctions of religion addressed in the textbook?
What is the term that refers to a sudden awareness of the supernatural or a feeling of coming in contact with God?
Religion is the opinion of the people
Marx's notion that religion diverts the thoughts of workers to the afterlife rather than toward rebellion against their worldly oppressors is expressed by his statement ________.