Debating Points: Marriage and Family Issues / Edition 1

Debating Points: Marriage and Family Issues / Edition 1

by Henry L. Tischler
     
 

This brief, inexpensive paperback provides a series of quality readings on 8 major issues--arranged in pro/con format-- regarding sociological aspects of marriage and the family. It helps readers explore the many aspects of each issue and challenges them to think critically through all sides of an issue. An opening narrative of each controversy and

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This brief, inexpensive paperback provides a series of quality readings on 8 major issues--arranged in pro/con format-- regarding sociological aspects of marriage and the family. It helps readers explore the many aspects of each issue and challenges them to think critically through all sides of an issue. An opening narrative of each controversy and closing summary keep readers focused on key points throughout each debate. Lists readings and internet sites for further research. Is Single Parenthood Threatening the Family? Should Gay Marriages Be Permitted? Is Marriage Good For You? Is Today's High Divorce Rate a Problem for Society? Are Working Parents Neglecting their children? Is Domestic Violence Common? Should Surrogate Mothering Be Discouraged? Are Stepfamilies Destined For Trouble? Anyone interested in contemporary sociological issues concerning marriage and the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137997275
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/19/2000
Series:
Debating Points--Contemporary Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Is the American Family in Trouble?

2. Has Fatherhood Been Devalued?

3. Is the Widespread Use of Day Care Harming Our Children?

4. Is Today's High Divorce Rate a Problem for Society?

5. Should Limits Be Placed on the Use of Reproductive Technology?

6. Have We Exaggerated the Extent of Domestic Violence?

7. Are Stepfamilies Destined for Trouble?

8. Should Same-Sex Marriages Be Permitted?

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