The Socio-Cultural Impact on Love, Marriage, and Kinship

1747 Words May 7th, 2013 7 Pages
Carine Garcon
ANT 3212
Wayne A. Abrahamson
Spring 2013
The Socio-Cultural Impact on Love, Marriage, and Kinship One’s perspective of the world is consistently altered by our surroundings and influenced by the events that take place. In the past approximately 50 years divorce rates have risen a significant incredibly high. Many researchers have associated this phenomena the contemporary society marriage symbolizes and values. This idea and representation of love have conversely affected and impacted relationships. Thus, the topic that will be investigated is how society and cultural has affected our notion of love, marriage, and kinship.
One of the ways society has impacted the notion of marriage is that fact that the government
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