Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints / Edition 6

Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints / Edition 6

by Nijole V. Benokraitis
     
 

Exceptionally comprehensive, innately interesting, and extremely readable, this best-seller introduces readers to the study of contemporary marriages and families in ways to which they can easily relate. It examines the diversity of American families–giving equal attention to all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups–and examines not only the

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Exceptionally comprehensive, innately interesting, and extremely readable, this best-seller introduces readers to the study of contemporary marriages and families in ways to which they can easily relate. It examines the diversity of American families–giving equal attention to all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups–and examines not only the choices, but the constraints that often limit our family-related choices today. This open-minded approach, combined with a set of practical guidelines presented in each chapter, encourages learners to think and act for themselves–and thereby join the effort to resolve some of the crucial issues confronting 21st century families. A six-part organization places marriage and the family in perspective, looks at the individual and developing relationships, as well as the individual and marital commitments, considers parents and children, explores conflicts and crises, and offers an understanding of changes and transitions. For those interested in a complete and current study of marital and family relationships in America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132431736
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/19/2007
Series:
MyFamilyLab Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Changing Family

Chapter 2: Studying Marriage and the Family

Chapter 3: The Family in Historical Perspective

Chapter 4: Racial and Ethnic Families: Strengths and Stresses

Chapter 5: Socialization and Gender Roles

Chapter 6: Love and Loving Relationships

Chapter 7: Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life

Chapter 8: Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection

Chapter 9: Singlehood, Cohabitation, Civil Unions, and Other Options

Chapter 10: Marriage and Communication in Committed Relationships

Chapter 11: To Be or Not to Be a Parent: More Choices, More Constraints

Chapter 12: Raising Children: Promises and Pitfalls

Chapter 13: Balancing Work and Family Life

Chapter 14: Family Violence and Other Health Issues

Chapter 15: Separation and Divorce

Chapter 16: Remarriages and Stepfamilies

Chapter 17: Families in Later Life

Chapter 18: The Family in the Twenty-First Century

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