new blog feature: journal article commentary

To celebrate 10 years on the blog, we are introducing a new feature – “article commentary.” The  concept is simple: we choose an article, read it, and comment. However, we’ll add a twist. The article can’t be from one of the core journals (ASR, AJS, SF, SP) and we’ll try to avoid the top field journals. In other words, we want to explore ideas that might be overlooked. They can be old or new, short or long. So please use the comments, the Facebook page, or plain old email to suggest an article. Suggest your own article or someone else’s. It’s all good. We’ll do this once or twice a semester.

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Written by fabiorojas

May 20, 2016 at 1:34 am

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  1. This is a great idea!

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    May 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

  2. Here’s my nomination:

    The Suffocation Model Why Marriage in America Is Becoming an All-or-Nothing Institution
    Finkel et al. (2015)

    Throughout American history, the fundamental purpose of marriage has shifted from (a) helping spouses meet their basic economic and political needs to (b) helping them meet their intimacy and passion needs to (c) helping them meet their autonomy and personal-growth needs. According to the suffocation model of marriage in America, these changes have had two major consequences for marital quality, one negative and one positive. The negative consequence is that, as Americans have increasingly looked to their marriage to help them meet idiosyncratic, self-expressive needs, the proportion of marriages that fall short of their expectations has grown, which has increased rates of marital dissatisfaction. The positive consequence is that those marriages that succeed in meeting these needs are particularly fulfilling, more so than the best marriages in earlier eras. In tandem, these two consequences have pushed marriage toward an all-or-nothing state.



    May 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

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