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Examines personal belief systems and societal views
Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change empowers and challenges students to examine their personal belief systems and societal views.
Within an engaging narrative and a sociological approach, the text addresses the many issues facing marriages and families today, and provides many opportunities for the student to consider and apply the material they are learning in the course to their own lives. The book guides students to make informed choices and decisions about their own marriage, family and intimate relationships. It is designed for courses on Marriage and Families or Introduction to Families.
The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MyFamilyLab.
Teaching & Learning Experience
Note: MyFamilyLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyFamilyLab, please visit: www.myfamilylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyFamilyLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 020517244X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205172443
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Marriages and Families Over Time
Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families
Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love
Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling and Mate Selection
Chapter 6: Sexuality in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles
Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures
Chapter 11: Power, Abuse and Violence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States
Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families
Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life
Chapter 15: Marriages and Families in the Twenty-First Century: U.S. and World Trends