Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy

Paperback | June 7, 2011

byRobert Lauer, Jeanette Lauer

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This text combines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life. It is based on extensive and up-to-date research as reported in the journals and monographs. It shows how sociological theories apply to the various topics. Thus, it not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and family life, but also helps them apply this knowledge to enrich their lives and nurture their own intimate relationships.

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This text combines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life. It is based on extensive and up-to-date research as reported in the journals and monographs. It shows how sociological theories apply to the various topics. Thus, it not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and fam...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.9 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078111625

ISBN - 13:9780078111624

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Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

PART ONE. THE CONTEXT OF INTIMACY

l. Marriage and Family in America: Needs, Myths, and Dreams

2. Diversity in Families

3. Gender Roles: Foundation for Intimacy

4. Sexuality

PART TWO: SEEKING INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

5. Getting Involved

6. Falling in Love

7. Selecting a Life Partner

PART THREE: INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE

8. Getting Married

9. The Challenge of Communication

10. Power and Conflict in Marriage

11. Work and Home

12. Becoming a Parent

PART FOUR: CHALLENGES TO INTIMACY

13. Family Crises

14. Separation and Divorce

15. Remarriage and Stepfamilies

PART V: THE LIFELONG QUEST

16. Intimacy in the Later Years

Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index