In your discussion posting, first:
1) Apply this chapter’s contents to your own life experience with the institutions of marriage and the family. What social factors affect your family life? In what ways is your family life different from that of your grandparents?
2) Have social media and internet dating sites transformed the courtship process? In what ways? What social factors might explain the rise in usage of dating sites (Match, Bumble, Hinge, Tinder etc) and social media as a tool to seek out love, romance, sex and companionship?
3) Post a response to another classmate’s posting, discussing your thoughts of their post in a respectful and thoughtful manner. What stood out to you about their analysis? Which sociological or psychological theories best explain the dissemination of these racial or ethnic representations in the mass media?