9780495390923

Marriages, Families, and Relationships : Making Choices in a Diverse Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495390923

  • ISBN10:

    0495390925

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/7/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

This bestselling marriage and family text combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today?s dynamic global environment: "Making choices in a diverse society." The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological and ecological or family systems theoretical perspectives, while including extensive coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use warmth, humor, and an engaging presentation to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and marriage and family alternatives.

Table of Contents

A New Look at Familiar Worlds
Family Commitments: Making Choices in a Changing Society
Exploring the Family
American Families in Social Context
Individuals & Relationships
Our Gendered Identities
Loving Ourselves and Others
Our Sexual Selves
Defining Your Marriage & Family
Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship
Nonmarital Living Arrangements: Living Alone, Same-Sex Couples, and Other Options
Choosing a Marriage Partner, and the First Years of Marriage
Experiencing Family Commitment
To Parent or Not to Parent
Raising Children in a Diverse and Multicultural Society
Work and Family
Communication and Conflict
Power and Violence in Marriages and Families
Family Change, Crises, and Resilinece
Family Stress, Crises and Resilience
Divorce: Before and After
Remarriages and Stepfamilies
Aging Families
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