Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, 5th edition

  • Brian K. Williams, 
  • Stacey C. Sawyer, 
  • Carl M. Wahlstrom

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Marriages, Families and Intimate Relationships offers a research-based overview of intimacy, family and personal happiness that addresses the issues that matter most today. The authors show how to apply sociological perspectives to key topics such as gender, sexuality, marriage, parenting and uncoupling.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137497942

Subject: Sociology

Category: Marriage & Family

Table of contents

1. Seeking. Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World
2. Understanding. Learning about Intimate Behavior
3. Gender. The Meanings of Masculinity and Femininity
4. Involvement. Dating, Pairing, and Courtship
5. Love. The Many Faces
6. Communication. Realizing Effective Intimacy
7. Sexuality. Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, and Behavior
8. Marriage. The Ultimate Commitment?
9. Variations. Nontraditional Families and Households
10. Reproduction. Decisions about Having or Not Having Children
11. Parenting. Children, Families, and Generations
12. Work. Economics, Jobs, and Balancing Family Demands
13. Crises. Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, and Abuse
14. Uncoupling. Separation and Divorce
15. Remarriage. Reinvented, Renewed, and Blended Families

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