Marriages and Families Making Choices in a Diverse Society

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-29
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This #1 BEST SELLER for Marriage and Family is the market leader due to its interdisciplinary research, perspectives and application (including Sociology), its focus on decision making and lifespan context, and its thorough, nonbiased coverage of American family issues. Lamanna and Riedmann, scholars, writers and teachers, provide an unmatched up-to-date research base and unparalled coverage of diversity in families, including gender, and cross-cultural comparisons.

Author Biography

Mary Ann Lamanna is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her bachelor's degree from Washington University (St. Louis), her master's degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. Agens Riedmann is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. She attended Clarke College, Dubuque, and received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University, her master's degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

Table of Contents

A New Look At Familiar Worlds
Family Commitments: Making Choices in a Changing Society
American Families in Social Context
Exploring the Family
Individuals & Relationships
Our Gendered Identities
Loving Ourselves and Others
Our Sexual Selves
Defining Your Marriage & Family
Committing to Each Other
Marriage, a Private and Public Relationship
Alternatives to Marriage: Being Single, Cohabitation, and Domestic Partnerships
Experiencing Family Commitment
To Parent or Not to Parent
Parents and Children Over the Life Course
Work and Family
Communication and Managing Conflict in Marriages & Families
Power and Violence in Marriages and Families
Family Change, Crises, and Resilience
Family Stress, Crises and Resilience
Divorce: Before and After
Remarriages and Stepfamilies
Aging Families. App A-D. App E-G
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