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Marriages and Families

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9780205845309

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0205845304
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2/9/2012
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Pearson
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Summary

Examines personal belief systems and societal views Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change,7th edition, challenges students to examine their personal belief systems and societal views. Using an engaging narrative and sociological approach, the text integrates race, class, and gender into the discussion of family experiences. It guides students to make informed choices and decisions about their own marriage, family, and intimate relationships. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experiencefor you and your students. Here's how: Personalize LearningThe New MyFamilyLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking- "What Will You Learn" learning objectives open each chapter and help to guide students through the material they can expect to master in each chapter. Engage Students- Contemporary stories about real people helps students connect to the material. Explore Theory- Using a sociological and feminist perspective, the authors encourage students to apply the sociological imagination and marriage and family theories to their everyday lives. Support Instructors- An Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, and the New MyFamilyLab support instructors. Note:MyFamilyLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyFamilyLab, please visit: www.myfamilylab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyFamilyLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205877869 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205877867.

Author Biography

BarBara Marliene Scott is a Professor Emerita of Sociology, African & African American Studies, and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, and a long-time civic and political activist, anti-racist worker, and advocate for an equal and just world.  She has won numerous awards and honors and her research and teaching interests and professional presentations span a variety of topics and interests.  She is a past president of the Association of Black Sociologists, an international professional organization of sociologists of African descent, and currently acts as the organization's Executive Officer.  She holds a PhD in sociology from Northwestern University, a MA in sociology, a MPh specializing in Community College Education, and a BA in sociology each from Roosevelt University.  She is a strong advocate for curriculum transformation and the integration of race, class, gender and sexual orientation into the college curriculum and for more than 36 years, she has developed and taught courses in which she interjects intellectual vitality and justice-oreineted perspectives.  She still finds teaching exciting, challenging, and invigorating and thus, continues in retirement to teach part time.  Committed to an understanding of marriage and family life from a sociological perspective, she continues to co-author Marriages and Families with a goal of helping students understand marriage, family and intimate relationships through the lens of sociology. 
 
Mary Ann Schwartz is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois and a community activist.  She is Board Secretary for the Lincoln Park Village, a pioneering non-for-profit organization working to help people to live safely and well in their homes and neighborhoods as they grow older and to assist families in caring for their elderly members. She holds a PhD in sociology from Northwetstern University, an MS in sociology from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA in sociology and history from Alverno College in Milwaukee.  During her 35 years as an educator she has won numerous awards and honors and given many workshops on gender and family issues, the sociology of work, collective bargaining, and substance abuse prevention. She continues to co-author Marriages and Families with the goal of helping students to see the connections between their individual lives and the larger social forces that impact them.

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time
Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families
Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love
Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection
Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles
Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures
Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States
Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families
Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life
Chapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time
Contemporary Definitions of Marriages and Families
Family Functions and the Debate over Family Values
Debunking Myths about Marriages and Families
Families in Early America
Slavery’s Hidden Legacy: Racial Mixing
Families in the Nineteenth Century
Families in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary Patterns in Marriages and Families
Looking Ahead: Marriages and Families in the Future
The Sociological Imagination
Writing Your Own Script
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families 
The Sociology of Marriages and Families
The Link between Research and Theory
Methodological Techniques in the Study of Marriages and Families
A Critical Look at Traditional Research on Marriages and Families
Theoretical Perspectives
Men’s Studies and Marriage and Family Research
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
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Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
Distinguishing Sex and Gender Roles
Traditional Meanings of Femininity and Masculinity
Gender Roles in Transition
Theories of Gender Role Socialization
Agents of Socialization
Consequences of Gender Stereotyping
Changing Realities, Changing Roles
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love
What Is This Thing Called Love?
How Do People Express Love?
Gender Differences
Love versus Friendship and Infatuation
Infatuation versus Love
Some Theories of Love
The Theory of Love as a Story
Love Across Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Obstacles to Love and Loving Relationships
Romantic Love Today
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection
The Functions of Dating: Past and Present
Mate Selection in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspective
The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation
Theories of Mate Selection
Mate Selection: Finding and Meeting Partners
Meeting Partners: Where and How
The Future of Dating
Violence in Dating and Intimate Relationships
Breaking Up
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships 
Human Sexuality
Sexual Identity
Sexual Orientations
Human Sexuality: Past and Present
Sexuality as Social Learning
Human Sexual Expression
Sexuality Across the Life Cycle
Sexual Dysfunctions
Sexual Responsibility: Protecting Yourself and Your Partner(s) from AIDS and Other STIs
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles 
Historical Perspectives
Demystifying Singlehood
Single Lifestyles
Support Networks
Heterosexual Cohabitation
Lesbian and Gay Relationships
Communal Living and Group Marriage
Supporting Nonmarried Adults
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience
Why Do People Marry?
Who Needs Marriage? The Changing Shape of American Marriages and Families
The Meaning of Marriage
Change and Continuity in the Meaning of Marriage
Marriage and Gender
Transitions and Adjustments to Marriages
Heterogamous Marriages
Interfaith Marriages
Marital Satisfaction, Communication, and Conflict Resolution
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Historical Overview: Fertility Trends in the United States
To Parent or Not
Controlling Fertility
Abortion
Infertility
Medical Treatments and Reproductive Technology: Implications for the Meaning of Parenthood
The Choice to Parent
Pregnancy
Expectant Fathers
Parental Adjustments, Adaptations, and Patterns of Childrearing
Supporting Parents and Children
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures 
The Work–Family Connection
The Transformation of Work and Family Roles
Work and Family Structures
The Impact of Work on Family Relationships
Inequities in the Workplace: Consequences for Families
The Economic Well-Being of Families
Unemployment and Underemployment
Continuing Progress or Retrenchment?
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships 
The Roots of Family Violence: A Historical Context
Gender-Based Violence: A Human Rights and Public Health Issue
Intimate and Gender-Based Violence and U.S. Culture
Physical Assault: The Case of Battered Women
The Sexual Assault of Women
Intimate and Gender-Based Violence: Understanding the Intersections
Theories of Spousal or Partner Abuse
The Effects of Physical and Sexual Assault on Women
Coping and Survival Strategies
A Comparative Look at Battered Men
Gender-Based Violence: Both Ends of the Age Continuum
Strengthening Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States 
Historical Perspectives
Current Trends: How Many Marriages End in Divorce?
Who Is Likely to Divorce?
Factors Affecting Marital Stability
The Process of Divorce
Other Forms of Marital Disruption
The Causes of Divorce
The Impact of Divorce on Spouses
The Impact of Divorce on Children
Changing Patterns in Child Custody
Reaching Accord: Counseling, Collaborative Law, and Mediation
The Renewed Debate: Should Parents Stay Married for the Sake of Their Children?
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families
What Is a Remarried Family?
Historical Perspective
Cultural Images of Stepfamilies
The Process of Remarriage
The Development of Remarried Families
Remarried Families: Roles, Interactions, and Reactions
The Strengths and Benefits of Remarried Families
The Quality of the Remarital Relationship
Supporting Remarriage and Remarried Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life
Characteristics of Later-Life Families
The Demographics of Aging: Defining “Old”
Living Arrangements
Marriages in Later Life
Intergenerational Relationships: Contact and Social Exchanges
Evolving Patterns of Kinship: Grandparenthood
The Child-Free Elderly
Sibling Relationships
Health and Illness
Family Caregiving
The Experience of Widowhood
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elderly
Supporting Families in Later Life
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad

Globalization: Its Economic Impact on Children and Families
Inequities in Income and Wealth
Health and Health Care
Differential Life Chances: Death and Disease
Families Coping with Loss: Dying and Death
Issues and Challenges of Racism and Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Family Life
The Challenges of Safety and Security: Gangs, Street Violence, and Violence in America’s Schools
Terrorism and War
Meeting the Needs of Children: Foster Care and Adoption
Supporting Children and Families Here and Abroad
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Appendix A: Sexual Dysfunctions and Sexually Transmitted Infections 
Appendix B: Human Anatomy and Reproduction
Appendix C: Methods of Abortion
Appendix D: Methods of Birth Control
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index



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