Exploring Marriages and Families

Exploring Marriages and Families, 3rd edition

  • Karen Seccombe

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Overview

Exploring Marriages and Families provides an integrated approach to the historical, cultural, social and political influences upon marriages and families. The author's fresh perspective places individual relationships in their social context to help you more fully understand why people make the choices they do.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137536672

Subject: Sociology

Category: Marriage & Family

Table of contents

PART I: FAMILIES AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: KEY CONCEPTS
1. Why Study Families and Other Close Relationships?
2. Social Status: Sex, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class

PART II: THE FOUNDATIONS OF RELATIONSHIPS
3. Building Relationships
4. Love and Loving Relationships
5. Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Relationships
6. Communication, Conflict, and Power in Our Relationships
7. Marriage

PART III: PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN
8. Thinking about Parenthood
9. Raising Children
10. Families and the Work They Do

PART IV: FAMILY STRENGTHS, CHALLENGES, AND REORGANIZATION
11. Family Stress and Crisis: Violence among Intimates
12. The Process of Divorce
13. Family Life, Partnering, and Remarriage after Divorce
14. Families in Middle and Later Life
15. Looking Ahead: Helping Families Flourish

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