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- Full title: Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, 14th Edition
- Edition: 14th
- Copyright year: 2021
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Mary Ann Lamanna; Agnes Riedmann; Susan D Stewart
- ISBN: 9780357368824, 9780357368824
- Format: PDF
Description of Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, 14th Edition:
Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart’s bestselling MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 14th edition, emphasizes a theme that is especially relevant in our modern and global world: making choices in a diverse society. Combining various theoretical perspectives with real-world examples, the text will help you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You’ll gain insightful perspectives on different ethnic traditions and family forms. You will also be empowered to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, 14th Edition PDF ebook:
About the AuthorsBrief ContentsContentsBoxesPrefaceChapter 1: Making Family Choices in a Changing SocietyDefining FamilyA Sociological Imagination: Personal Troubles and Some Social Conditions That Impact FamiliesThe Freedom and Pressures of ChoosingFamilies of IndividualsMarriages and Families: Four ThemesSummaryChapter 2: Exploring Relationships and FamiliesScience: Transcending Personal ExperienceTheoretical Perspectives on the FamilyDesigning a Scientific Study: Some Basic PrinciplesSummaryChapter 3: Gender Identities and FamiliesOur Gender IdentitiesGender SocializationGender Identities in Social ContextGender and Social ChangeSummaryChapter 4: Our Sexual SelvesSexual Development and IdentityTheoretical Perspectives on Human SexualityChanging Cultural ScriptsSexual ValuesContemporary Issues Concerning SexualitySexual ResponsibilitySummaryChapter 5: Love and Choosing a Life PartnerLove and CommitmentMate Selection: The Process of Selecting a Committed PartnerAssortative Mating: A Filtering-Out ProcessHeterogamy in RelationshipsMeandering toward Marriage: Developing the Relationship and Moving toward CommitmentDating Violence: A Serious Sign of TroubleThe Possibility of Breaking UpNurturing Loving and Committed RelationshipsSummaryChapter 6: Nonmarital Lifestyles: Living Alone, Cohabiting, and Other OptionsWhat Does It Mean to Be Single?Reasons for More UnmarriedsSingles: Their Various Living ArrangementsCohabitation and Family LifeMaintaining Supportive Social Networks and Life SatisfactionSummaryChapter 7: Marriage: From Social Institution to Private RelationshipMarital Status: The Changing PictureThe Time-Honored Marriage Premise: Permanence and Sexual ExclusivityFrom “Yoke Mates” to “Soul Mates”: A Changing Marriage PremiseDeinstitutionalized MarriageDeinstitutionalized Marriage: Examining the ConsequencesDeinstitutionalized Marriage: The Policy DebateCouple Satisfaction and Choices Throughout LifeSummaryChapter 8: Deciding about ParenthoodFertility Trends in the United StatesThings to Consider When Deciding about ParenthoodHaving Children: Options and CircumstancesPreventing PregnancyAbortionInvoluntary Infertility and Reproductive TechnologyAdoptionSummaryChapter 9: Raising Children in a Diverse SocietyParenting in Twenty-First Century AmericaGender and ParentingWhat Do Children Need?Experts Advise Authoritative ParentingSocial Class and ParentingParenting and Diversity: Sexual Identity, Racial and Ethnicity and ReligionGrandparents as ParentsParenting Young Adult ChildrenToward Better ParentingSummaryChapter 10: Work and FamilyThe Interface of Work and Family LifeMen’s Work and Family RolesWomen’s Work and Family RolesTwo-Earner Partnerships and Work-Family OptionsUnpaid Family WorkJuggling Employment and Family WorkSocial Policy, Work, and FamilyThe Two-Earner Couple’s RelationshipSummaryChapter 11: Communication in Relationships, Marriages, and FamiliesFamily Cohesion and ConflictCommunication and Relationship SatisfactionStress, Coping, and Conflict in RelationshipsJohn Gottman’s Research on Couple Communication and Conflict ManagementGender Differences in CommunicationWorking through Conflicts in Positive Ways-Ten GuidelinesTalk to a Stranger: The Importance of “Outside Others”Improving Communication, Setting Boundaries, and Taking Care of YourselfSummaryChapter 12: Power and Violence in FamiliesWhat Is Power?The Resource Hypothesis: A Classical Perspective on Marital PowerCurrent Research on Couple PowerPower Politics versus Freely Cooperative RelationshipsFamily ViolenceGender and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)Violence against Children-Child MaltreatmentSibling ViolenceChild-to-Parent ViolenceStopping Family ViolenceThe Criminal Justice ResponseSummaryChapter 13: Family Stress, Crisis, and ResilienceDefining Family Stress, Crisis, and ResilienceTheoretical Perspectives on Family Stress and CrisesWhat Precipitates a Family Crisis?The Course of a Family CrisisThe Period of DisorganizationFamily Stress, Crisis, Adjustment, and Adaptation: A Theoretical ModelMeeting Crises CreativelyCrisis: Disaster or Opportunity?SummaryChapter 14: Divorce and Relationship DissolutionToday’s Divorce RateWhy Did the Divorce Rate Rise in the Twentieth Century?Why Is the Divorce Rate Dropping?Thinking about Divorce: Weighing the AlternativesGetting the DivorceThe Economic Consequences of DivorceThe Social and Emotional Consequences of DivorceChild-Custody IssuesStyles of Parental Relationships after DivorceImproving Divorce OutcomesSummaryChapter 15: Remarriages and StepfamiliesDefining and Measuring StepfamiliesChoosing Partners the Next TimeHappiness, Satisfaction, and Stability in RemarriageDay-to-Day Living in StepfamiliesWell-Being in StepfamiliesCreating Supportive StepfamiliesSummaryChapter 16: Aging and Multigenerational FamiliesOur Aging PopulationLiving Arrangements of Older AmericansAging in Today’s EconomyRelationship Satisfaction in Later LifeLater-Life Divorce, Widowhood, and RepartneringAging Families and CaregivingElder Abuse and NeglectThe Changing American Family and Elder Care in the FutureToward Better CaregivingSummaryGlossaryReferencesName IndexSubject Index