Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family / Edition 11

Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family / Edition 11

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by David Knox, Caroline Schacht
     
 

New edition of a text in which Knox and Schact (both: sociology, East Carolina U.) show how positive outcomes in relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The 17 chapters cover choices in marriage and the family; love, dating and cohabitation; lifestyle diversity; communication; sexual values and behaviors; work and leisure; violence and abuse;… See more details below

Overview

New edition of a text in which Knox and Schact (both: sociology, East Carolina U.) show how positive outcomes in relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The 17 chapters cover choices in marriage and the family; love, dating and cohabitation; lifestyle diversity; communication; sexual values and behaviors; work and leisure; violence and abuse; contraception, planning and rearing children; personal and family crises; divorce and remarriage; and the later years. Special topics include evaluating research, HIV infection and STIs, finances, and sexual anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction. Contains many color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111833220
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
193,629
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(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.

Table of Contents

1. Choices in Marriage and the Family. 2. Love Relationships. 3. Dating and Cohabitation. 4. Choosing a Marriage Partner. 5. Lifestyle Diversity. 6. Doing Gender in Relationships. 7. Diversity in Marriage Relationships. 8. Communication and Conflict Resolution. 9. Sexual Values Behavior and Relationships. 10. Employment, Housework and Leisure. 11. Violence and Abuse in Relationships. 12. Planning Children and Contraception. 13. Rearing Children. 14. Divorce. 15. Remarriage. 16. Personal and Family Crises. 17. The Family in Later Life. Special Topics: 1. Evaluating Research in Marriage and the Family. 2. HIV Infection and STDs. 3. Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. 4. Sexual Dysfunctions of Women and Men. 5. Finances. 6. Websites and Resources. Appendixes: Relationships and Autobiography. Prenuptial Agreement.

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