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

Brief 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

  1. Building Relationships
  2. Love and Loving Relationships
  3. Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Relationships
  4. Communication, Conflict, and Power in Our Relationships
  5. Marriage

PART III: PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN

  1. Thinking about Parenthood
  2. Raising Children
  3. Families and the Work They Do

PART IV: FAMILY STRENGTHS, CHALLENGES, AND REORGANIZATION

  1. Family Stress and Crisis: Violence among Intimates
  2. The Process of Divorce
  3. Family Life, Partnering, and Remarriage after Divorce
  4. Families in Middle and Later Life
  5. Looking Ahead: Helping Families Flourish

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