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

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This bestselling text on marriages, families, and relationships 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, or ecological and 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 family forms.

Table of Contents

Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
Marriage, Relationships, and Family
Commitments: Making Choices in a Changing Society
Exploring Relationships and Families
American Families in Social Context
Our Gendered Identities
Our Sexual Selves
Love and Choosing a Life Partner
Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship
Living Alone, Cohabiting, Same-Sex Unions, and Other Intimate Relationships
To Parent or Not to Parent
Raising Children in a Diverse Society
Work and Family
Communication and Conflict in Relationships, Marriages, and Families
Power and Violence in Relationships
Family Stress, Crisis and Resilience
Divorce: Before and After
Remarriages and Stepfamilies
Aging Families
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