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Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, 5th edition

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

Published by Pearson (August 7th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

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Revel for Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships -- Instant Access

ISBN-13: 9780135256862

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Explore how society impacts our personal connections in the modern world
Revel™ Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction offers a research-based overview of intimacy, family, and personal happiness that addresses the questions that matter most to today’s students. Utilizing an accessible writing style with plenty of examples, colorful facts, and apt quotes, authors Brian Williams, Stacey Sawyer, and Carl Wahlstrom show how to apply three important sociological perspectives — structural-functional, conflict, and symbolic interaction — to key topics such as gender, sexuality, marriage, parenting, and uncoupling. The 5th Edition includes fully updated research, as well as expanded coverage of gender identity and gender fluidity, to ensure an up-to-date learning experience.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

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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