Marriages and Families

Marriages and Families : Changes, Choices and Constraints

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For courses in Marriage and Family, Sociology of Family, and Family Studies/Relationships in departments of Sociology, Family Studies, Psychology, and Women's Studies. This best-selling, full-color text introduces students to the study of contemporary marriages and families by examining the changing American family and exploring their choices and constraints. This approach, combined with the most current research and practical guidelines, encourages students to join the effort to resolve some of the crucial issues confronting 21st century more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 213.4 x 269.2 x 27.9mm | 1,496.87g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0131305166
  • 9780131305168

Table of contents

I. MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY IN PERSPECTIVE. 1. The Changing Family. 2. Studying Marriage and the Family. 3. The Family in Historical Perspective. 4. Racial and Ethic Families: Strengths and Stresses. II. THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIP. 5. Gender Roles and Socialization. 6. Love and Loving Relationships. 7. Sexuality and Sexual Expression throughout Life. III. INDIVIDUAL AND MARITAL COMMITMENTS. 8. Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection. 9. Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Other Nonmarital Options. 10. Marriage and Communication in Committed Relationships. IV. PARENTS AND CHILDREN. 11. To Be or Not to Be a Parent: More Choices, More Constraints. 12. Raising Children: Prospects and Pitfalls. V. CONFLICTS AND CRISES. 13. Families and Work: Facing the Economic Squeeze. 14. Family Violence and Other Crises. 15. Separation and Divorce. VI. CHANGES AND TRANSITIONS. 16. Remarriage and Stepfamilies: Life After Divorce. 17. Aging and Family Life: Grandparents, the Widowed, and Caregivers. 18. The Family in the Twenty-First Century. APPENDICES. Appendix A: Sexual Anatomy. Appendix B: Sexual Problems, Dysfunctions, and Treatment. Appendix C: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth. Appendix D: Birth Control and Diseases-Prevention Techniques. Appendix E: HIV, AIDS, and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Appendix F: Premarital and Nonmarital Agreements. Glossary. more

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