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Marriage and Family : The Quest for Intimacy,9780078111624
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Marriage and Family : The Quest for Intimacy

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9780078111624

ISBN10:
0078111625
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Pub. Date:
6/7/2011
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This text combines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life. It is based on extensive and up-to-date research as reported in the journals and monographs. It shows how sociological theories apply to the various topics. Thus, it not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and family life, but also helps them apply this knowledge to enrich their lives and nurture their own intimate relationships.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

PART ONE. THE CONTEXT OF INTIMACY

l. Marriage and Family in America: Needs, Myths, and Dreams

2. Diversity in Families

3. Gender Roles: Foundation for Intimacy

4. Sexuality

PART TWO: SEEKING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

5. Getting Involved

6. Falling in Love

7. Selecting a Life Partner

PART THREE: INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE

8. Getting Married

9. The Challenge of Communication

10. Power and Conflict in Marriage

11. Work and Home

12. Becoming a Parent

PART FOUR: CHALLENGES TO INTIMACY

13. Family Crises

14. Separation and Divorce

15. Remarriage and Stepfamilies

PART V: THE LIFELONG QUEST

16. Intimacy in the Later Years

Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index



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