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This expanded reader contains articles, essays, excerpts from books, journals, magazines, and newspapers on the topic of marriage and family. They have all been carefully selected for their diverse and stimulating content. To encourage discussion and introspection, critical thinking questions are included for each reading.
1. The Fifties Family: The Way We Never Were. 2. The American Family: A Poem. 3. Women Abandoning Work for Home: A Media Myth. 4. Values in the Study of Culturally Diverse Families. 5. Ethnicity and Gender Stereotypes. 6. The Male Mystique. 7. Making Love Work. 8. On Jealousy. 9. How to Fight Fair. 10. Family Secrets. 11. Wired Love: Courtship in the Age of E-mail. 12. The Dilemma of Black Single Women. 13. The Slumber Party. 14. What Is Normal. 15. Infidelity and the Science of Cheating. 16. A Native American Birth Story. 17. There is No Good Decision. 18. Gay Families Come Out. 19. Breaking Parental Ties. 20. At Grandmas Table. 21. On Not Having Kids. 22. Sharing the Baby. 23. The Lament of the Older Parent. 24. Theres No Place Like Work. 25. Beating the Clock. 26. The Feminization of Poverty. 27. What Pushes Your Stress Button? 28. I Want to Die at Home. 29. Rules in Alcoholic Families. 30. The Deadly Rage of a Battered Wife. 31. Breaking the Silence. 32. Marriage of Rape? 33. Children of Divorce: Ten Years After. 34. When Dads Disappear. 35. Friends Through It All. 36. Single Mothers and Helping Kin in an African-American Community. 37. Of Course You Love Them—But Do You Enjoy Them? 38. Kwanzaa: A "New" Tradition for African Americans.