9780073404288

Marriage and Family: the Quest for Intimacy : The Quest for Intimacy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073404288

  • ISBN10:

    0073404284

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/30/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Marriage & Familycombines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life with a manageable amount of sociological theory and research citations. The text not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and family life but helps them apply the knowledge to enrich their lives and nurture their own intimate relationships.

Table of Contents

Marriage and Family in America: Needs, Myths, and Dreams
Diversity in Families
Gender Roles: Foundation for Intimacy
Sexuality
Getting Involved
Falling in Love
Selecting a Life Partner
Getting Married
The Challenge of Communication
Power and Conflict in Marriage
Work and Home
Becoming a Parent
The Family Life Cycle
Family Crises
Separation and Divorce
Remarriage and Stepfamilies
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