Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society (Google eBook)

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 656 pages
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This bestselling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: Making choices in a diverse society. The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological, or ecological and family systems theoretical perspectives, while including extensive coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use an engaging presentation to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms.
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It was really good for class. But I wish they used more stories of people living through it. Read full review

Contents

Exploring Relationships and Families
26
American Families in Social Context
50
Our Gendered Identities
78
Our Sexual Selves
106
Love and Choosing a Life Partner
136
Marriage From Social Institution to Private Relationship
164
Living Alone Cohabiting SameSex Unions and Other Intimate Relationships
192
To Parent or Not to Parent
218
Remarriages and Stepfamilies
444
Aging Families
472
Human Sexual Anatomy
501
Human Sexual Response
473
Sexually Transmitted Infections
475
Sexual Dysfunctions and Therapy
483
Conception Pregnancy and Childbirth
491
Glossary
501

Raising Children in a Diverse Society
252
Work and Family
280
Communication in Relationships Marriages and Families
316
Power and Violence in Families
338
Family Stress Crisis and Resilience
376
Divorce Before and After
400
References
515
Photo Credits
589
Name Index
591
Subject Index
619
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