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Marriages and Families, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Nijole V. Benokraitis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 6, 2014

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Changes, Choices, and Constraints


Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices, and Constraints, 8/eoffers 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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$89.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-91831-7