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

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Overview

Built on the idea that the right choice is an informed choice, Knox and Schacht's CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS equips you with the knowledge and confidence you need to make wise decisions for a lifetime of positive relationships. By applying the text's concepts, and participating in exercises such as the text's self-assessments, you will learn how to approach every intimate relationship with the freedom and responsibility that comes from making educated choices. You will come away with the information that you need to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, learn how to view situations in a positive light, and understand how not making a choice is really a choice after all.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This textbook is a very comprehensive, engaging exploration of the topic of family and relationships. It represents an intersection of sociological and psychological findings, and provides students ample opportunities to consider their own relationship choices and options through thoughtful sidebars and self-assessments."

"This text is quite useful for a survey course in Family Studies. It has current research and is very user friendly. Students seem to find it accessible and it has appropriate 'bells and whistles' to keep the millennial generation's attention."

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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: 9781111833220
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 194,223
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

1. Choices in Relationships: An Introduction. 2. Gender. 3. Love. 4. Communication. 5. Singlehood, Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Cohabitation. 6. Selecting a Partner. 7. Marriage Relationships. 8. Same-Sex Couples and Families. 9. Sexuality in Relationships. 10. Planning for Children. 11. Parenting. 12. Work and Family Life. 13. Violence and Abuse in Relationships. 14. Stress and Crisis in Relationships. 15. Divorce and Remarriage. 16. Relationships in the Later Years. Special Topic 1. Careers in Marriage and the Family. Special Topic 2. Contraception Special Topic 3. Resources. Appendix A. Individual Autobiography Outline. Appendix B. Family Autobiography Outline. Appendix C. Prenuptial Agreement of a Remarried Couple. Appendix D. Living Will. Appendix E. Durable Power of Attorney. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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