Human Intimacy: Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning, Research Update, 10th Edition / Edition 11

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Offering a positive view of the family, Cox's MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND ITS MEANING, 10th Edition discusses the characteristics of successful intimate relationships, and teaches the decision-making skills that lead to strong marriages and families. In this "research update" edition, 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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Editorial Reviews

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"Cox does a great job of explaining familial changes and provides a comprehensive analysis of gender." - Kelly James, Winthrop University.

"The text offers easy reading in a non-typical text style." "The conversational demeanor is a most endearing aspect of this text.""Cox's book is an easy read and students like it. It has served us well for the last couple of years with a problem. I waited for this text with keen interest when it came out."- Michael Mbito, Anderson University.

"One thing I noticed about Cox is that he begins with a more individual level approach-which tends to appeal to my students.""One of the best marriage and family texts on the market; it marries a social psychological perspective with a macro perspective in a unique way.""I do not know of any other textbook which shows such practical implications for the individual." - Rebecca Ford, Florida Community College.

"Cox provides a very interesting discussion of relationships and does so in a conversational manner." - Elizabeth Blunk, Texas State University.

"I've been with Cox over several editions, and I will stay with Cox indefinitely; it is the best organized, sociology-driven interdisciplinary and balanced treatment of family topics available for college student audiences.""The most comprehensive, interdisciplinary, up to date, well organized, humanistic, student learning friendly and relevant Family Sociology textbook I have ever over 30 years of teaching my family course." - John Robich, Richmond Community College.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495504337
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/10/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (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.

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Table of Contents

1. Human Intimacy in the Brave New World of Family Diversity. 2. Human Intimacy, Marriage, the Family and Its Meaning. 3. American Ways of Love. 4. Gender Convergence and Role Equity. 5 Communication 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-Worker 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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