Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy / Edition 3

Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy / Edition 3

by Robert H. Lauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0697244520

ISBN-13: 9780697244529

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Centered around the theme of enhancing intimacy,this text offers an overview of how relationships progressfrom dating to marriage to family. The authors provide a steady mix of principles and personal applications to explore this popular social institution,including non-traditional and culturally diverse relationships. The third edition features an enhanced…  See more details below

Overview

Centered around the theme of enhancing intimacy,this text offers an overview of how relationships progressfrom dating to marriage to family. The authors provide a steady mix of principles and personal applications to explore this popular social institution,including non-traditional and culturally diverse relationships. The third edition features an enhanced sociological framework and more than 300 new references.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780697244529
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Context of Intimacy
1 American Myths and Dreams
Learning Objectives*
Myths About Family Life
Changing Patterns of Intimate Relationships
The Family in Utopia
What Do We Want?
Til Death?
Approach of This Book
Summary *
2 Diversity in Families
The Variability of Family Life
The Single-Parent Family
Nonwhite Families
The Homosexual Family
Principles for Enhancing Intimacy*
3 Gender Roles: Foundation for Heterosexual Intimacy
Men and Women: How Do They Differ?
Sex, Gender, Gender Role, and Gender Role Orientation
Gender Roles: Nature Or Nurture?
Changing Gender Roles and Orientations
Gender-Role Orientation: What Difference Does It Make?
Gender-Role Orientation and Intimacy
4 Sexuality
The Meaning of Sex
Sex and Intimate Relationships
Teenage Sex
Contraception
Abortion
Premarital Sex
Sex in Marriage
Extramarital Sex
Sexual Diseases and Dysfunctions
Part Two: Seeking Intimate Relationships
5 Getting to Know Someone Else
We Are Social Creatures
(and more...)

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