Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change / Edition 5

Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change / Edition 5

by Mary Ann A. Schwartz, Barbara Marliene Scott, BarBara Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132287692

ISBN-13: 9780132287692

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Taking an historical, cross-cultural, and global approach, this book focuses on the link between social structure and the everyday lives of people's diverse experiences of marriages, families, and intimate relationships. It shows how contemporary families go well beyond the traditional, heterosexual, two-parent, white, middle class family and heterosexual

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Taking an historical, cross-cultural, and global approach, this book focuses on the link between social structure and the everyday lives of people's diverse experiences of marriages, families, and intimate relationships. It shows how contemporary families go well beyond the traditional, heterosexual, two-parent, white, middle class family and heterosexual legally-sanctioned marriage; challenges the assumption that one culture's way of doing things is the “natural” or “right” way; shows how marriage and family life have changed historically over time and from place to place; and how political and economic globalization impacts families worldwide. Features extensive boxed material accompanied by questions for personal reflection.

Marriages and Families Over Time. Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families. Understanding Gender: Its Influence In Intimate Relationships. The Many Faces of Love. Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection. Sexuality and Intimate Relationships. Nonmarital Lifestyles. The Marriage Experience. Reproduction and Parenting. Evolving Work and Family Structures. Violence and Abuse. The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States. Remarriage and Remarried Families. Families in Later Life. Marriages and Families in the Twenty-first Century: U.S. and World Trends.

For anyone interested in marriage and family dynamics, including individuals, counselors, nurses, social workers, home economists, etc.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132287692
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Marriages and Families over Time1
Ch. 2Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families26
Ch. 3Gender Roles52
Ch. 4The Many Faces of Love75
Ch. 5Daring, Coupling, and Mate Selection101
Ch. 6Sexuality and Intimate Relationships131
Ch. 7Nonmarital Lifestyles170
Ch. 8The Marriage Experience192
Ch. 9Reproduction and Parenting221
Ch. 10Evolving Work and Family Structures252
Ch. 11Challenges Confronting Today's Families: Global Connections277
Ch. 12Violence and Abuse302
Ch. 13The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States330
Ch. 14Remarriage and Remarried Families354
Ch. 15Marriages and Families in Later Life375
Ch. 16Marriages and Families in the Twenty-First Century399
Appendixes410

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