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Marriages and families : diversity and change

Author: Mary Ann Schwartz; BarBara Marliene Scott
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Schwartz; BarBara Marliene Scott
ISBN: 9780205845309 0205845304
OCLC Number: 772526047
Description: xviii, 606 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: In this Section:1) Brief Table of Contents2) Full Table of Contents1) Brief Table of Contents Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles Chapter 8: The Marriage ExperienceChapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later LifeChapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad2) Full Table of Contents Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time Contemporary Definitions of Marriages and Families Family Functions and the Debate over Family Values Debunking Myths about Marriages and Families Families in Early America Slavery's Hidden Legacy: Racial Mixing Families in the Nineteenth Century Families in the Twentieth Century Contemporary Patterns in Marriages and Families Looking Ahead: Marriages and Families in the Future The Sociological Imagination Writing Your Own ScriptSupporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families The Sociology of Marriages and Families The Link between Research and Theory Methodological Techniques in the Study of Marriages and Families A Critical Look at Traditional Research on Marriages and Families Theoretical Perspectives Men's Studies and Marriage and Family Research Supporting Marriages and Families SummaryKey Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate RelationshipsDistinguishing Sex and Gender Roles Traditional Meanings of Femininity and Masculinity Gender Roles in Transition Theories of Gender Role Socialization Agents of Socialization Consequences of Gender Stereotyping Changing Realities, Changing Roles Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love What Is This Thing Called Love? How Do People Express Love? Gender Differences Love versus Friendship and Infatuation Infatuation versus Love Some Theories of Love The Theory of Love as a Story Love Across Gender, Sexuality, and Race Obstacles to Love and Loving Relationships Romantic Love Today Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection The Functions of Dating: Past and Present Mate Selection in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspective The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation Theories of Mate Selection Mate Selection: Finding and Meeting Partners Meeting Partners: Where and How The Future of Dating Violence in Dating and Intimate Relationships Breaking Up Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships Human Sexuality Sexual Identity Sexual Orientations Human Sexuality: Past and Present Sexuality as Social Learning Human Sexual Expression Sexuality Across the Life Cycle Sexual Dysfunctions Sexual Responsibility: Protecting Yourself and Your Partner(s) from AIDS and Other STIs Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles Historical Perspectives Demystifying Singlehood Single Lifestyles Support Networks Heterosexual Cohabitation Lesbian and Gay Relationships Communal Living and Group Marriage Supporting Nonmarried Adults Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience Why Do People Marry? Who Needs Marriage? The Changing Shape of American Marriages and Families The Meaning of Marriage Change and Continuity in the Meaning of Marriage Marriage and Gender Transitions and Adjustments to Marriages Heterogamous Marriages Interfaith Marriages Marital Satisfaction, Communication, and Conflict Resolution Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting Historical Overview: Fertility Trends in the United States To Parent or Not Controlling Fertility Abortion Infertility Medical Treatments and Reproductive Technology: Implications for the Meaning of Parenthood The Choice to Parent Pregnancy Expectant Fathers Parental Adjustments, Adaptations, and Patterns of Childrearing Supporting Parents and Children Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures The Work-Family Connection The Transformation of Work and Family Roles Work and Family Structures The Impact of Work on Family Relationships Inequities in the Workplace: Consequences for Families The Economic Well-Being of Families Unemployment and Underemployment Continuing Progress or Retrenchment? Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships The Roots of Family Violence: A Historical Context Gender-Based Violence: A Human Rights and Public Health Issue Intimate and Gender-Based Violence and U.S. Culture Physical Assault: The Case of Battered Women The Sexual Assault of Women Intimate and Gender-Based Violence: Understanding the Intersections Theories of Spousal or Partner Abuse The Effects of Physical and Sexual Assault on Women Coping and Survival Strategies A Comparative Look at Battered Men Gender-Based Violence: Both Ends of the Age Continuum Strengthening Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States Historical Perspectives Current Trends: How Many Marriages End in Divorce? Who Is Likely to Divorce? Factors Affecting Marital Stability The Process of Divorce Other Forms of Marital Disruption The Causes of Divorce The Impact of Divorce on Spouses The Impact of Divorce on Children Changing Patterns in Child Custody Reaching Accord: Counseling, Collaborative Law, and Mediation The Renewed Debate: Should Parents Stay Married for the Sake of Their Children? Supporting Marriages and Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families What Is a Remarried Family? Historical Perspective Cultural Images of Stepfamilies The Process of Remarriage The Development of Remarried Families Remarried Families: Roles, Interactions, and Reactions The Strengths and Benefits of Remarried Families The Quality of the Remarital Relationship Supporting Remarriage and Remarried Families Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and ReflectionAdditional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life Characteristics of Later-Life Families The Demographics of Aging: Defining "Old" Living Arrangements Marriages in Later Life Intergenerational Relationships: Contact and Social Exchanges Evolving Patterns of Kinship: Grandparenthood The Child-Free Elderly Sibling Relationships Health and Illness Family Caregiving The Experience of Widowhood Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elderly Supporting Families in Later Life Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Chapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad Globalization: Its Economic Impact on Children and Families Inequities in Income and Wealth Health and Health Care Differential Life Chances: Death and Disease Families Coping with Loss: Dying and Death Issues and Challenges of Racism and Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Family Life The Challenges of Safety and Security: Gangs, Street Violence, and Violence in America's Schools Terrorism and War Meeting the Needs of Children: Foster Care and Adoption Supporting Children and Families Here and Abroad Summary Key Terms Questions for Study and Reflection Additional Resources MyFamilyLab Appendix A: Sexual Dysfunctions and Sexually Transmitted Infections Appendix B: Human Anatomy and ReproductionAppendix C: Methods of Abortion Appendix D: Methods of Birth Control Glossary References Photo Credits Name Index Subject Index
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