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Marriages and Families Census Update, Books a la Carte Edition, 7th Edition

By Nijole V. Benokraitis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 12, 2011

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Changes, Choices, and Constraints

 

Marriages and Families, Census Update, 7e offers students a comprehensive introduction to many issues facing families in the twenty- first century.

 

The text's major theme "Changes, Choices, and Constraints" explores:

 

Contemporary changes in families and their structure 

Impacts on the choices that are available to family members

Constraints that often limit our choices

 

Through this approach, students are better able to understand what the research and statistics mean for themselvesMarriages and Families, Census Update balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications. It highlights important contemporary changes in society and the family. This text is written from a sociological perspective and incorporates material from other disciplines: history, economics, social work, psychology, law, biology, medicine, family studies, women's studies, and anthropology.

 

 

More about the themes:

 

Changes

Examines how recent profound structural and attitudinal changes affect family forms, interpersonal relationships, and raising children. It reaches beyond the traditional discussions to explore racial-ethnic families, single-parent families and gay families as well as the recent scholarship by and about men, fathers, and grandfathers. Contemporary American marriages and families vary greatly in structure, dynamics, and cultural heritage. Thus, discussions of gender roles, social class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation are integrated throughout this book. To further strengthen students understanding of the growing diversity among today's families, the author included a series of boxes that focus on families from many cultures.

 

Choices

On the individual level, family members have many more choices today than ever before. People feel freer to postpone marriage, to cohabit, or to raise children as single parents. As a result, household forms vary greatly, ranging from commuter marriages to those in which several generations live together under the same roof.

 

Constraints

Although family members choices are more varied today, we also face greater macro- level constraints. Our options are increasingly limited, for example, by government policies. Economic changes often shape family life and not vice versa. Political and legal institutions also have a major impact on most families in tax laws, welfare reform, and even in defining what a family is. Because laws, public policies, and religious groups affect our everyday lives, the author has framed many discussions of individual choices within the larger picture of the institutional constraints that limit our choices.

 

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What is the Pearson Census Update Edition?

 

The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows:

  • Census Update Edition - Features fully updated data throughout the text–including all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail.
  • 2010 Census Update Primer - A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone.
    • 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  - Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer.
  • MyFamilyLab - Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes:
    • primary source readings relevant to the Census
    • an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer
    • a series of activities using 2010 Census results
    • video clips explaining and exploring the Census

This Books a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class – all at a fraction of the bound book price.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE



BRIEF 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 Romance, 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 Balancing Work and Family Life

Chapter 14 Family Abuse, Violence, and Other Health Issues

Chapter 15 Separation and Divorce

 

Part VI Changes and Transitions

Chapter 16 Remarriage and Stepfamilies

Chapter 17 Families in Later Life

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1 The Changing Family

What Is a Family?

How are Families Similar across Societies?

How do Families Differ across Societies?

Family Structure and Social Change

Some Myths about the Family

Family Values: Three Perspectives on the Changing Family

Trends in Changing Families

Why Are Families Changing?

A Cross-Cultural and Global Perspective on the Family

 

Chapter 2 Studying the Family

Why Theories and Research are Important in Our Everyday Lives

Theoretical Perspectives on Families

Family Research Methods

The Ethics and Politics of Family Research

 

Chapter 3 The Family in Historical Perspective

The Colonial Family

Early American Families from Non-European Cultures

Industrialization, Urbanization, and European Immigration: 1820 to 1930

The Modern Family Emerges

The Golden Fifties

The Family since the 1960s

 

Chapter 4 Racial and Ethnic Families: Strengths and Stresses

The Increasing Diversity of U.S. Families

Race and Ethnicity Still Matter

African American Families

American Indian Families

Latino Families

Asian American Families

Middle Eastern Families

Interracial and Interethnic Relationships and Marriages

 

Chapter 5 Socialization and Gender Roles

Gender Myths about Female-Male Similarities and Differences

The Nature-Nurture Debate: Is Anatomy Destiny?

Why Do Gender Roles Differ?

How Do We Learn Gender Roles?

Traditional Views and Gender Roles

Gender Roles in Adulthood

A Global View: Variations in Gender Roles

 

Chapter 6 Romance, Love, and Loving Relationships

Loving and Liking

What Is Love?

Caring, Intimacy, and Commitment

Some Theories about Love and Loving

Functions of Love and Loving

Experiencing Love

When Love Goes Wrong

How Couples Change: Romantic and Long-term Love

A Global View of Love

 

Chapter 7 Sexuality and Sexual Expression Throughout Life

Sexuality and Human Development

Why We Have Sex

How We Learn about Sex

Sexual Behaviors

Sexuality Throughout Life

Sexual Infidelity

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Sex

Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, and AIDS

 

Chapter 8 Choosing Others: Dating and Mate Selection

How Often Do We Date?

Why Do We Date?

The Dating Spectrum

Meeting Others

Choosing Whom We Date: Choices and Constraints

Why We Choose Each Other: Theories of Mate Selection

A Global View: Mate Selection across Cultures

Harmful Dating Relationships: Power, Control, and Sexual Aggression

Breaking Up

 

Chapter 9 Singlehood, Cohabitation, Civil Unions, and Other Options

The Single Option

The Diversity of Singles

Home Alone

Why More People Are Single

Racial and Ethnic Singles

Cohabitation

Gay and Lesbian Couples

Communal Living Arrangements

 

Chapter 10 Marriage and Communication in Intimate Relationships

Why Do People Marry?

What Do We Expect from Marriage?

Types of Marriages

Marital Success and Happiness

How Does Marriage Affect Health?

Marital Roles

How Marriages Change throughout the Life Course

Communication: A Key to Successful Relationships

What Do Couples Fight About?

Productive Communication Patterns

 

Chapter 11 To Be or Not To Be a Parent: More Choices, More Constraints

Becoming a Parent

How Many Children Do You Want?

Postponing Parenthood

Infertility

Adoption: The Traditional Solution to Infertility

Medical and High-Tech Solutions to Infertility

Abortion

Childless by Choice

 

Chapter 12 Raising Children: Promises and Pitfalls

Contemporary Parenting Roles

Some Theories of Child Development

Parenting Variations by Ethnicity and Social Class

Parenting Changes over the Life Course

Parenting in Lesbian and Gay Families

Parenting Styles and Discipline

Child Care Arrangements

Current Social Issues and Children’s Well-Being

 

Chapter 13 Balancing Work and Family Life

The Significance of Work

Work in the Contemporary United States

How the Economy Affects Families

Women’s Participation in the Labor Force

New Economic Roles within Marriage

Two-Income Families

Inequality in the Workplace

Families and Work Policies

 

Chapter 14 Family Abuse, Violence, and Other Health Issues

Intimate Partner Abuse and Violence

Child Maltreatment

Hidden Victims: Siblings and Adolescents

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Violence among Same-Sex Couples and Racial-Ethnic Groups

Explaining Family Abuse and Violence

Other Family Health Issues

Combating Family Abuse and Violence

 

Chapter 15 Separation and Divorce

Separation: Process and Outcome

Trends in Divorce

The Process of Divorce

Why do People Divorce?

How Divorce Affects Adults

How Divorce Affects Children

Some Positive Outcomes of Separation and Divorce

Counseling, Marital Therapy, Divorce Mediation, and Collaborative Divorce

 

Chapter 16 Remarriages and Stepfamilies

Being Single Again: Dating and Cohabitation

Being Single Again: Dating and Cohabitation

Forming a Stepfamily

Characteristics of Remarried Couples

Remarriage as a Process

How First Marriages and Remarriages Differ

Couple Dynamics in Stepfamilies

The Diversity and Complexity of Stepfamilies

Living in a Stepfamily

Successful Remarriages and Stepfamilies

 

Chapter 17 Families in Later Life

Our Aging Society

Health and Ageism

Work and Retirement

Grandparenting

Aging Parents, Adult Children, and Siblings

Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Being Widowed and Single in Later Life

Family Caregiving in Later Life

Competition for Scarce Resources

 

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-205-20403-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-20403-8

Format: Alternate Binding

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