Marriages & Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints eBook (8e) : 9780133796230

Marriages & Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints eBook (8e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices, and Constraints offers students a comprehensive introduction to many issues facing families in the twenty-first century. The author explores contemporary changes in families and their structure, impacts on the choices available to family members, and constraints that often limit our choices. This approach will help readers better understand the families in which they were raised and are forming themselves. With the most up-to-date material and emerging issues on family behavior, students will be able to make better decisions in their everyday lives.

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Table of contents
Part I: Marriage and the Family in Perspective
Chapter 1: The Changing Family
Chapter 2: Studying the Family
Chapter 3: The Family in Historical Perspective
Chapter 4: Racial and Ethnic Families: Strengths and Stresses
Part II: The Individual and the Developing Relationship
Chapter 5: Socialization and Gender Roles
Chapter 6: Love and Loving Relationships
Chapter 7: Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life
Part III: Individual and Marital Commitments
Chapter 8: Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection
Chapter 9: Singlehood, Cohabitation, Civil Unions, and Other Options
Chapter 10: Marriage and Communication in Intimate Relationships
Part IV: Parents and Children
Chapter 11: To Be or Not to Be A Parent: More Choices, More Constraints
Chapter 12: Raising Children: Promises and Pitfalls
Part V: Conflicts and Crises
Chapter 13: The Economy and Family Life
Chapter 14: Domestic Violence and Other Family Health Issues
Chapter 15: Separation, Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
Part VI: Changes and Transitions
Chapter 16: Families in Later Life
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