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ERIC Number: ED035055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 17
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The Unmalias on Campus.
Whitehurst, Robert N.
This paper is an attempt to discuss in sociological perspective the natural history of the developing ideology that allows and permits unmarried liaisons. Six topics are discussed. First, institutional disruption or dissatisfaction with the institution of marriage in whole or part seems quite prevalent among college students. Secondly, since this is a time of rapid change during which old ways are being reevaluated, alienation from established ways, i.e. marriage, is increasing. Next, given a certain amount of institutional looseness and a sense of alienation, there are new opportunities for deviance, such as living in a non-marital arrangement. Further, universities may, today, in some ways be creating a radical intelligentsia which focuses on social forms not seriously considered previously as within the realm of possibility. Communes and communal living may be the result. Group support, by teachers, peers and parents also has a definite influence on unmarried liaisons. Finally, many themes, values and sentiments contribute to the adaption of unmarried liaisons, including individualism, resourcefulness, and self reliance. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Windsor Univ. (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Convention, Washington, D.C., October 24--26, 1969