• Marrying for Love
    views toward different types of marriages from the 1600s all the way up until today are introduced in the article “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love”. The author Stephanie Coontz explains and informs readers how some cultures and religions viewed love as a basis for marriage then and today. Coontz...
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  • Summary of "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"
    24 January 2013 What We Really Miss About the 1950s Summary In What We Really Miss About the 1950s, author Stephanie Coontz explores the infatuation that many Americans have with the 1950s and attempts to set the record straight regarding the various positives and negatives that are associated...
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  • Critique the Radical Idea of Marrying for Love
    1 English 101 Dr. Brucie March 6, 2012 A Critique of “The Radical Idea Of Marrying For Love” by Stephanie Coontz In the beginning of the twentieth century, George Bernard Shaw portrayed marriage as the reason for two people to come together. His comments were comical about...
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  • 1950's Nostalgia
    1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning writer. In her 1997 book “The Way We Really Are: Coming to...
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  • Marrying for Love
    Larry Joe Davis English Comp. 11 Critique “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” is written by Stephanie Coontz. She talks about how marrying for love is not as common as everyone thinks. She shows the facts about how love is only a bonus to getting married. This article makes everyone that...
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  • Summar of "The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love, " by Stephanie Coontz
    ENG 112-250 Summary Final Draft Love Actually Author Stephanie Coontz writes about the ideas of love and marriage through out history in the article “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love.” Early in the article Coontz quotes an early twentieth century author by the name of George Bernard Shaw...
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  • 1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: a Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz's "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"
    1950s Nostalgia Real and Imagined: A Structural Analysis of Stephanie Coontz’s “What We Really Miss about the 1950s” Stephanie Coontz is a professor of Family History at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington. She is a nationally recognized expert on the family and an award winning...
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  • Marrying for Love
    Historian Stephanie Coontz’s article The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love by Stephanie Coontz explains in her own words, “only rarely in history has love been seen as the main reason for getting married” (Coontz 4). People wed daily in the United States as...
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  • Analytical Essay on Fast Food Companies
    togetherness as the primary source of emotional satisfaction and personal happiness. And for the first time in 100 years the divorce rates plateaued (Mintz, S. and McNeil S.). According to Stephanie Coontz, a history professor at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is...
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  • Sociological Imagination
    this society in this period?” Meaning, what are the roles of men and women in this society? How do they succeed in this society? Asking this question will show many underlining reasons for people’s actions in a certain situation. In the article written by Stephanie Coontz, she talks about parents...
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  • The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love
    , answering only three of the questions correctly.  The quiz was the first indication that I was completely uninformed about the history of love and marriage, and I had a lot to learn.   The Quiz and the essay, The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love written by Stephanie Coontz, is an article...
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  • Exercising Your Mind
    believe that Stephanie Coontz is one of those people who would believe in C.W Mills’ theory on social imagination making the world a better place. With all this, C.W Mills has persuaded many people on his theory of social imagination. If we take account for the individuals who make up our society...
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  • Explanatory Systhesys
    happiness in the family of 1943. However, Stephanie Coontz, the author of “What We Really Miss about the 1950’s,” delivers a discerning analysis of what really was going on during that period of time. Coontz claims that it could be misleading to have nostalgia for the 1950’s and subtly suggests that...
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  • Cinderella
    “The Radical Idea of Marrying for love” by Stephanie Coontz is an essay written by here showing her opinion of the expectations of marriage are unrealistic based on different societies around the world in different time periods. Stephanie Coontz is opinion is based off of George Bernard Shaw’s...
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  • “ What We Really Miss About 1950’s,”
    In the article,“ What We Really Miss About 1950’s,” Stephanie Coontz states that “In a poll by the Knight-Ridder news agency, more Americans chose the 1950’s than any single decade as the best time for children to grow up.” However, Coontz has her own view of the 1950s. Using strong and logical...
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  • Gay Rights
    Sandoval’s ignorant comments were rejected and caused a wave of distress in the gay community, but ultimately the courts decision must be respected, “For millennia, marriage was about property and power rather than love.” (Stephanie Coontz, 2011, p.3) Parents arranged marriages to create a better future for...
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  • Summary
    In her article “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love”, Stephanie studied the history on marriage around the world and details its transformation from a necessity for the survival of society to becoming a tool for personal fulfillment and happiness. History has shown that men and women have had...
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  • The Changing Face of Feminism
    wives (Woloch 500-501). Thinking back on being a single college student in the 1960s, Stephanie Coontz shares how little value women have had then. A housewife has no legal right to the earnings of her husband, except in only eight states. The husband has the right to choose the family’s legal residence...
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  • Poverty and Child Development
    poverty, other have fallen into this classification due to various circumstances they endured during the course of life's twists and turns. According to a conservative remark by Thomas J. Surgrue as noted in "American Families" by Stephanie Coontz, "the wages of two underemployed workers barely pull...
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  • Marriage
    what marriage is exactly, just why it is either successful or a failure. “The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love” by Stephanie Coontz * Marriage used to be strictly for the sake of reproducing and having good reputation in the social aspects of old communities, but maybe it should be more...
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