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Overview

Offering a positive view of the family, Cox's HUMAN INTIMACY: MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND ITS MEANING, Eleventh Edition discusses the characteristics of successful intimate relationships, and teaches the decision-making skills that lead to strong marriages and families. You'll find coverage of such topics as diversity within the American family (including rural and military families), gay marriage, singles, cohabitation, gender roles, theories of love, date rape and courtship violence, and parenting and life stages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133947769
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 174,630
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Cox holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has taught marriage and family courses at Santa Barbara City College since 1962. He is also author of THE AIDS BOOKLET (McGraw Hill)), YOUTH, MARRIAGE AND THE SEDUCTIVE SOCIETY (William C. Brown), AMERICAN MARRIAGE: A CHANGING SCENE (William C. Brown), and other books on marriage and relationships.

Kevin Demmitt is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Clayton College and State University near Atlanta, Georgia. He received his M.A. degree at Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has taught the Sociology of Marriage and Family, and a wide array of other courses, at large state universities and smaller, liberal arts colleges throughout his career. His research and writing has focused on the relationship between family, work, and religion, but he has also researched topics related to politics, religion, and education. Professor Demmitt also conducts workshops on the effective use of computers in the classroom.

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Table of Contents

1. Human Intimacy in the Brave New World of Family Diversity. 2. Human Intimacy, Relationships, Marriage, and the Family. 3. American Ways of Love. 4. Gender Convergence and Role Equity. 5. Communications in Intimate Relationships. 6. Dating, Single Life, and Mate Selection. 7. Marriage, Intimacy, Expectations, and the Fully Functioning Person. 8. Human Sexuality. 9. Family Planning, Pregnancy, and Birth. 10. The Challenge of Parenthood. 11. Family Life Stages: Middle Age to Surviving Spouse. 12. The Importance of Making Sound Economic Decisions. 13. The Dual-Earner Family: The Real American Revolution. 14. Family Crises. 15. The Dissolution of Marriage. 16. Remarriage: A Growing Way of American Life. 17. Actively Seeking Marital Growth and Fulfillment. Appendix A: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Appendix B: Contraceptive Methods.

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