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CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS: INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, TENTH EDITION is a theme-based marriage and family textbook that supports most professors' goals by applying research and theory to students' lives, and by encouraging lively classroom discussion. Knox and Schacht accomplish this with interactive pedagogy (e.g. self assessments), current data, an engaging writing style, and by emphasizing social policy issues within the context of each chapter. The Tenth Edition includes new discussions of same-sex marriage, and features an abundance of new research. CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS helps students see how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The authors encourage students to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, how to view situations in a positive light, and how even not making a choice is really a choice after all. Thus, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that choices involve.
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Merging theory and research in marriage and family relationships, this text is intended to focus students' decision-making. It incorporates national and international data; and it offers perspectives on diversity in the US and in other countries, and on US social policy related to marriage and the family. Coverage includes gender roles in relationships, family planning and contraception, and aging. There are special topic sections on areas such as sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, and money in marriage. This seventh edition contains new content in all areas and includes self-assessment exercises and chapter questions. The authors teach sociology at East Carolina University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495809258
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/31/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Knox, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage; marriage and the family; and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage and family therapist, as well as the author or co-author of 12 books and over 100 professional articles.

Caroline Schacht, M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Family Relations, is instructor of sociology at East Carolina University and teaches courtship and marriage, introduction to sociology, and the sociology of food. Her clinical work includes marriage and family relationships. She is also a divorce mediator and the coauthor of several books, including UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Wadsworth 2010). She is married to David Knox.

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Table of Contents

1. Choices in Relationships: An Introduction. 2. Love. 3. Gender. 4. Communication. 5. Singlehood, Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Cohabitation. 6. Mate Selection. 7. Marriage Relationships. 8. Same-Sex Couples and Families. 9. Sexuality in Relationships. 10. Planning Children and Contraception. 11. Parenting. 12. Family and the Economy. 13. Violence and Abuse in Relationships. 14. Stress and Crisis in Relationships. 15. Divorce and Ending Relationships. 16. Remarriage and Beginning New Relationships. 17. Relationships in the Later Years. Epilogue: The Future of Marriage and the Family. Special Topic 1: Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. Special Topic 2: Sexual Dysfunctions. Special Topic 3: HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Special Topic 4: Careers in Marriage and the Family. Special Topic 5: Resources and Organizations. Appendix A: Individual Autobiography Outline. Appendix B: Family Autobiography Outline. Appendix C: Prenuptial Agreement. Appendix D: Living Will. Appendix E: Durable Power of Attorney.
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