9780534609290

Cengage Advantage Books: The Marriage & Family Experience Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534609290

  • ISBN10:

    0534609295

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 8/9/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers 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 a balanced presentation make this a book you can relate to and one you will want to read. The book presents the latest information on parenting, childbearing patterns, gender roles and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution, 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

The Meaning of Marriage and Family
Studying Marriage and Family
Dynamics and Diversity of Families
Contemporary Gender Roles
Friendship, Love, and Commitment
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Pairing and Singlehood
Understanding Sexuality
Family Processes, Family Life Cycles
Should We or Shouldn't We: Childbearing Patterns in the United States
Experiencing Parenthood: Roles and Relationships of Parents and their Children
Marriage, Work and Economics
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce
Single Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Stepfamilies
Marriage and Family Strengths and Needs
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