Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices, and Constraints

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9780131995482: Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices, and Constraints

This textbook introduces students to the study of marriage and the family in ways to which they can easily relate. Giving equal attention to people of all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups, the author shows students that as families continue to change, they have more and more choices, but that those choices are also subject to often serious constraints on both the macro and micro level. The author's approach encourages students to think for themselves, and practical guidelines in every chapter encourage them to go beyond thought to action - to become part of the effort to resolve some of the crucial issues that confront all 21st-century families.

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Widely adopted in its first edition, this textbook introduces students to the study of marriage and the family in ways that they can easily relate to. In a straightforward and balanced manner, giving equal attention to people of all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups, the author shows students that as families continue to change, they have more and more choices, but that those choices are also subject to often serious constraints on both the macro and micro level. The author's open–minded approach encourages students to think for themselves, and practical guidelines in every chapter encourage them to go beyond thought to action--to become part of the effort to resolve some of the crucial issues that confront all twenty–first–century families.

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Key Benefit: This introduction to the study of marriage and the family is presented in a straightforward and balanced manner, giving equal attention to people of all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups. The author shows that as families continue to change, they have more and more choices, but that those choices are also subject to often serious constraints on both the macro and micro level. The author's open-minded approach encourages readers to think for themselves, and practical guidelines in every chapter encourage them to go beyond thought to action—to become part of the effort to resolve some of the crucial issues that confront all twenty–first–century families. Key Topics: A Data Digest opens each chapter, giving a lively overview of significant statistics and trends. Cultural diversity is integrated throughout. Current topics included are: controlling behavior and stalking; biological theories of love; the role of popular culture in shaping images of sex; the status of sex education; learning sexual scripts; absentee fathers and men's role in raising children; current controversies over welfare and their impact on families.

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