9780534624248

The Marriage and Family Experience Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534624248

  • ISBN10:

    0534624243

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/9/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE is a realistic look at relationships today. These experienced authors will help you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to look deeper at yourself make the Tenth Edition accessible and compelling_this is a book you can relate to and one you will want to read! The book presents the latest information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, gender roles and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. With thorough and compelling coverage of all kinds of today's families and relationships, the book dispels myths about gender differences and gives you a realistic and comprehensive overview of the concepts and topics you'll need to succeed in your course.

Table of Contents

Meanings of Marriage & Family
The Meaning of Marriage and the Family
Studying Marriages and Families
Differences: Historical and Contemporary Variations in American Family Life
Intimate Relationships
Gender and Family
Friendship, Love, and Intimacy
Understanding Sexuality
Communication, Power, and Conflict
Family Life
Singlehood, Pairing, and Cohabitation
Marriages in Societal and Individual Perspective
Should We or Shouldn't We? Choosing Whether and How to Have Children
Experiencing Parenthood: Roles & Relationships of Parents and Children
Marriage, Work, and Economics
Family Challenges and Strengths
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce
New Beginnings: Single-Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Families
Sexual Structure and Sexual Response Cycle
Pregnancy, Conception, and Fetal Development
The Budget Process
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