Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, 9th Edition / Edition 9

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Overview

The number one seller in the market, this mainstream marriage and family text combines a balanced scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme, "making choices in a diverse society" The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological and ecological or family systems theoretical perspectives, while including coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. Lamanna and Riedmann's coverage offers insightful perspectives on diversity, including different ethnic traditions and marriage and family alternatives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534618599
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/27/2005
  • Edition description: With InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Lamanna received her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and began a long teaching career in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in that year. Her publications, in addition to this textbook, include articles on the family, reproductive issues, and women and the law, as well as a book on Emile Durkheim and the family. Teaching areas include family, gender, law and policy, population, and social psychology.

Agnes Riedmann is a professor at California State University- Stanislaus. She received her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Nebraska. Her publications include the study on fertility in Africa. Current research projects include sibling relationships and the effects of welfare changes on families.

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Table of Contents

Preface Part I. A New Look at Familiar Worlds Chapter 1. Family Commitments: Making Choices in a Changing Society Chapter 2. American Families in Social Context Chapter 3. Exploring the Family Part II. Individuals and Relationships Chapter 4. Our Gendered Identities Chapter 5. Loving Ourselves and Others Chapter 6. Our Sexual Selves Part III. Defining Your Marriage and Family Chapter 7. Choosing a Marriage Partner Chapter 8. Marriage, a Private and Public Relationship Chapter 9. Alternatives to Marriage: Living Alone, Cohabitation, Domestic Partnerships, and Other Options Chapter 10. To Parent or Not to Parent Chapter 11. Raising Children in a Diverse and Multicultural Society Part IV. Experiencing Family Commitment Chapter 12. Work and Family Chapter 13. Communication and Managing Conflict in Marriages and Families Chapter 14. Power and Violence in Marriages and Families Part V. Family Change, Crises, and Resilience Chapter 15. Family Stress, Crises and Resilience Chapter 16. Divorce: Before and After Chapter 17. Remarriages and Stepfamilies Chapter 18. Aging Families
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