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Marriages and Families : Changes, Choices, and Constraints,9780139159350
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Marriages and Families : Changes, Choices, and Constraints

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780139159350

ISBN10:
0139159355
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This textbook introduces students to the study of marriage and the family in ways they can easily relate to. The text gives equal and balanced attention to people of all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups, and treats a variety of lifestyles with equal attention. The author focuses on the way families are changing, and acknowledges the constraints that families face today.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Marriage and the Family in Perspective 1(78)
Chapter 1: The Changing Family
1(27)
Chapter 2: Studying Marriage and the Family
28(26)
Chapter 3: The Family in Historical Perspective
54(25)
PART TWO The Individual and the Developing Relationship 79(99)
Chapter 4: Gender Roles and Socialization
79(31)
Chapter 5: Love and Loving Relationships
110(27)
Chapter 6: Sexuality and Sexual Expression throughout Life
137(41)
PART THREE Individual and Marital Commitments 178(86)
Chapter 7: Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection
178(31)
Chapter 8: Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Other Options
209(24)
Chapter 9: Marriage and Communication in Intimate Relationships
233(31)
PART FOUR Parents and Children 264(92)
Chapter 10: To Be or Not to Be a Parent: More Choices, More Constraints
264(32)
Chapter 11: Raising Children
296(30)
Chapter 12: Racial and Ethnic Families: Strengths and Stresses
326(30)
PART FIVE Conflicts and Crises 356(97)
Chapter 13: Families and Work: Facing the Economic Squeeze
356(34)
Chapter 14: Family Violence and Other Crisis-Related Issues
390(31)
Chapter 15: Separation and Divorce
421(32)
PART SIX Changes and Transitions 453(69)
Chapter 16: Remarriage and Stepfamilies: Life after Divorce
453(25)
Chapter 17: Aging and Family Life: Grandparents, the Widowed, and Caregivers
478(28)
Chapter 18: The Family in the Twenty-First Century
506(16)
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Sexual Anatomy 522(3)
Appendix B: Sexual Problems, Dysfunctions, and Treatment 525(3)
Appendix C: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth 528(4)
Appendix D: Contraceptive and Disease-Prevention Techniques 532(4)
Appendix E: AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases 536(3)
Appendix F: Premarital and Nonmarital Agreements 539


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