Cengage Advantage Books: The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society / Edition 12

Cengage Advantage Books: The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society / Edition 12

by Bryan Strong
     
 

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at all kinds of families and relationships today. The book's experienced authors help you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the

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THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at all kinds of families and relationships today. The book's experienced authors help you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the Twelfth Edition accessible and compelling. You'll find the latest information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, gender roles and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. This is a book you can relate to—and one you will want to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133936503
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
405,364
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Meaning of Marriage and the Family. 2. Studying Marriages and Families. 4. Gender and Family. 3. Variations in American Family Life. 5. Intimacy, Friendship, and Love. 6. Understanding Sex and Sexualities. 7. Communication, Power, and Conflict. 8. Marriages in Societal and Individual Perspective. 9. Unmarried Lives: Singlehood and Cohabitation. 10. Becoming and Being Parents. 11. Marriage, Work, and Economics. 12. Intimate Violence and Sexual Abuse. 13. Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce. 14. New Beginnings: Single-Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Families.

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