Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families

Paperback | June 14, 2010

byMary Kay DeGenova, F. Philip Rice, Nick Stinnett

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This comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family combines the most current research base with an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. Each chapter concludes with a section on public policy and critical thinking questions. The text makes research and statistics easy for students to follow and understand, and it integrates cultural diversity throughout.

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This comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family combines the most current research base with an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. Each chapter concludes with a section on public policy...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:June 14, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007352820X

ISBN - 13:9780073528205

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 2: Gender: Identity and Roles

Chapter 3: Being Single

Chapter 4: Attraction and Dating

Chapter 5: Love and Mate Selection

Chapter 6: Qualities of a Successful Marriage

Chapter 7: Marital Relationships over The Family Life Cycle

Chapter 8: Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources

Chapter 9: Power, Decision Making, and Communication

Chapter 10: Sexual Relationships

Chapter 11: Family Planning and Parenting

Chapter 12: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Chapter 13: Parent-Child Relationships

Chapter 14: Parents and Extended Family Relationships

Chapter 15: Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management

Chapter 16: The Family and Divorce

Chapter 17: Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting

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