9780534556822

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534556822

  • ISBN10:

    0534556825

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE is an engaging, student friendly, four-color Marriage and Family best seller. The text's up-to-date material, real-life cross-cultural examples, and balanced presentation make it an accessible and compelling read for the Marriage and Family student. It successfully bridges all elements of the course, including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. The combination of the strengths fosters consistent positive student reaction and feedback.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
About the Authors xxxi
UNIT I Meanings of Marriage and Family
The Meaning of Marriage and the Family
3(34)
Studying Marriage and the Family
37(28)
Dynamics and Diversity of Families
65(42)
UNIT II Intimate Relationships
Contemporary Gender Roles
107(34)
Friendship, Love, and Commitment
141(38)
Communication and Conflict Resolution
179(36)
Singlehood, Pairing, and Cohabitation
215(38)
UNIT III Family Life
Understanding Sexuality
253(54)
Pregnancy and Parenting
307(54)
Family Processes, Family Life Cycles
361(48)
Marriage, Work, and Economics
409(48)
UNIT IV Family Challenges and Strengths
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
457(42)
Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce
499(44)
New Beginnings: Single-Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Families
543(36)
Marriage and Family Strengths and Needs
579(32)
Appendix A Sexual Structure and the Sexual Response Cycle 611(6)
Appendix B Choosing a Method of Birth Control 617(12)
Appendix C Pregnancy, Conception, and Fetal Development 629(4)
Appendix D Family Matters 633(8)
Glossary 641(18)
Bibliography 659(58)
Indexes 717

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