9780130104311

Marriages and Families : Diversity and Change

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130104311

  • ISBN10:

    0130104310

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book challenges readers to become involved in a direct way in examining their personal belief systems and societal views of the many diverse forms that marriages and families have taken in the past and their evolution in the present. The authors use a broad, inclusive approach, focusing on the link between social structure and their personal experiences of marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Marriages and Families Over Time. Understanding Gender. Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection. Sexuality and Intimate Relationships. Nonmarital Lifestyles. The Marriage Experience. Reproduction and Parenting. Violence and Abuse. Divorce in the United States. Remarriage and Remarried Families. Families in Later Life. For anyone who is interested in exploring marriage and family issues.

Table of Contents

Marriages and Families over Time
1(29)
Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families
30(26)
Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
56(26)
The Many Faces of Love
82(29)
Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection
111(36)
Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
147(45)
Nonmarital Lifestyles
192(26)
The Marriage Experience
218(34)
Reproduction and Parenting
252(39)
Evolving Work and Family Structures
291(28)
Violence and Abuse
319(34)
The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States
353(28)
Remarriage and Remarried Families
381(23)
Marriages and Families in Later Life
404(27)
Marriages and Families in the Twenty-First Century: U.S. and World Trends
431(36)
Appendixes 467

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