"ArrangedMarriages|Home." The Interactive Media Lab at the Universityof Florida,iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/spring07/zuffoletti/index.html. Accessed1 Apr. 2017.
Thejournal contains an explanation of two types of arranged marriages,traditional and modern. The writer defines a traditional arrangedmarriage, and further gives factors which are considered whenundertaking the activity. Wealth and horoscope are listed as some ofthe factors. In explaining the topic, the writer talks of a forcedmarriage and the consequences to be faced by individuals who refuseto marry a partner picked for them by their parents. When explainingmodern arranged marriages, the author begins by differentiating thistype of union from the traditional one and continues to describethree types of arranged marriages under the modern setting. Also, theauthor elaborates four stages of preparing for the union.Additionally, the author lists the benefits of a love and an arrangedmarriage as he tries to explain which of the two is better.
"8Biggest Arranged Marriage Pros and Cons | Flow Psychology." FlowPsychology Blog – Achieve the Optimal Experience, 5 June 2015,flowpsychology.com/8-biggest-arranged-marriage-pros-and-cons/.Accessed 1 Apr. 2017.
Theauthor begins by introducing a reader to what an arranged marriageentails. He further continues to explain both the advantages anddisadvantages of such a union. One of the pros listed is that anarranged marriage is a family issue. That is, the marriage is notmeant to bring a man and a woman together instead it cements therelationship between the two families involved. On the other hand,the author lists a lack of choice as one of the disadvantages of anarranged marriage. The fact that an individual cannot object to theperson his or her parents have chosen is what the author uses toexplain the point. The writer ends by highlighting notable pointsregarding the marriage arrangement one of them being that, threecultures which exercise such a union are Chinese, Hindu, and Indians.
Vargas,Esther L. "The Familiarity Effect in Applied Social Psychology (ASP)." 24 June 2013,www.personal.psu.edu/bfr3/blogs/asp/2013/06/relying-on-the-familiarity-effect.html.Accessed 31 Mar. 2016.
Theauthor uses the concept of familiarity effect to explain the successof arranged marriages. Ms. Vargas starts by describing thefamiliarity effect and states that comfort is a consequence of theprinciple. In line with the explanation, the author uses examples tojustify her point. The author further explains that communication andbonding are founded on two concepts familiarity and noticeablesimilarities between the individuals involved. Vargas uses herhusband’s input regarding the success of arranged marriages. It isher husband’s explanation that makes Vargas endorse the familiarityprinciple. Nevertheless, Vargas still states that the principle isnot always effective.
"TheProblem with Arranged Marriage – Canada." CBC News,26 Nov. 2010,www.cbc.ca/news/canada/the-problem-with-arranged-marriage-1.963175.Accessed 2 Apr. 2017.
Theauthor uses her discussion with a friend to explain her point of viewon arranged marriages that the practice is bad and should be doneaway with. The author points out some of the things which bring twofamilies together for their children to end up in marriage. One ofthe factors listed is financial security, and the author continues tosay that the element still plays a critical part in some parts of theSouth Asian community to date. The author also explains howtraditional arranged marriages differ from the modern ones such thatin the latter, the individuals involved have a chance to meet andinteract, and if they have chemistry, then their parents can startplanning the wedding. The writer outlines social status and wealth assome of the reasons that fuel arranged marriages and describes thisas a backward way of thinking in the current era. Additionally, theauthor talks of how parents have turned to advertisements to findsuitors for their children. The adverts contain requirements such aslevel of education and financial capabilities which an individualshould possess before being accepted as a potential husband or wife.According to the writer, such expectations portray arranged marriagesas a trade.
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