Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints

Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints

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by Nijole V. Benokraitis
     
 

Although written from a sociological perspective, this text incorporates material from other disciplines, including economics, social work, psychology, and biology, to introduce students to issues facing families. It balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications, exploring contemporary changes in society and the family.… See more details below

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Although written from a sociological perspective, this text incorporates material from other disciplines, including economics, social work, psychology, and biology, to introduce students to issues facing families. It balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications, exploring contemporary changes in society and the family. Cross-cultural and multicultural material is integrated in every chapter, and highlighted in boxed readings. This fourth edition includes new material on topics such as cyber romances and teen parents. The author teaches sociology at the University of Baltimore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205735364
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Marriage and the Family in Perspective1
Ch. 1The Changing Family2
Ch. 2Studying Marriage and the Family26
Ch. 3The Family in Historical Perspective49
Pt. 2The Individual and the Developing Relationship75
Ch. 4Gender Roles: More Choices, More Constraints76
Ch. 5Love Is a Many-Splendoured Thing...or Is It?105
Ch. 6Learning to Be Sexual131
Ch. 7Sexual Expression throughout the Life Course160
Pt. 3Individual and Marital Commitments189
Ch. 8Becoming a Couple: Dating, Rating, and Mating190
Ch. 9Singlehood and Other Alternatives to Traditional Families216
Ch. 10Marriage and Marital Communication238
Pt. 4Parents and Children269
Ch. 11Becoming a Parent: Planning and Having Children270
Ch. 12Raising Children: Contemporary Prospects and Pitfalls301
Ch. 13Racial-Ethnic Families: Stereotypes, Stresses, and Strengths330
Pt. 5Conflicts and Crises359
Ch. 14Families and Work: Facing the Economic Squeeze360
Ch. 15The Violent Family and Health-Related Issues392
Ch. 16Separation and Divorce423
Pt. 6Changes and Transitions451
Ch. 17Remarriage and Stepfamilies: Life after Divorce452
Ch. 18Aging and Family Life: Grandparenting, Death of Spouse, and Care Giving473
Ch. 19The Family in the Twenty-First Century502
Appendix A: Sexual Anatomy523
Appendix B: The Evolution of the Sexual Revolution526
Appendix C: Contraceptive Techniques528
Appendix D: Sexually Transmitted Diseases534
Appendix E: Nonmarital and Premarital Agreements536
Appendix F: Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth541
Appendix G: State-by-State Laws on Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support547

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