Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families

ISBN-10: 007352820X
ISBN-13: 9780073528205
Edition: 8th 2011
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Book details

List price: $234.33
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

This comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family combines the most current research base with an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. Each chapter concludes with a section on public policy and critical thinking questions. The text makes research and statistics easy for students to follow and understand, and it integrates cultural diversity throughout.

Mary Kay DeGenova received her Ph.D. in 1992 from Purdue University in Child Development and Family Studies. She was an associate professor of Family Studies at Central Michigan University and the University of New Hampshire and has taught various courses on marriage and the family. Her work on this text is a direct result of her experience in the classroom and her experiences with diversity, including work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and a Fulbright Scholar in Chile. In addition to her recent work on this text DeGenova has written Families in Cultural Context: Strengths and Challenges in Diversity, published by Mayfield Publishing Company. She was written numerous journal articles, presented papers at many conferences, and appeared in anthologies. She is currently working from home on numerous writing projects while caring for her two children.

F. Philip Rice received his Ed.D. in Marriage and Family Relationships from Teachers College of Columbia University. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine-Orono, where he taught courses i the field of Marriage and Family for many years. His years of experience teaching courses on marriage and the Family, Human Sexuality, Contemporary Marriages, Human Development, and many others come through in this text. In addition to writing Intimate Relationships, Marriages and Familieshe has written more than twenty other texts on Marriage and Family, Stepparenting, Working Mothers, Human Sexuality, Human Development, and numerous others in related fields. His principal areas of research include Human Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Adult Development, and Marriage and Family Relations.

Nancy Stinnett has a masters from Oklahoma State University. She has been teaching classes on marriage, parenting, and general human development at the University of Alabama since 1987. Nancy has coauthored books on marriage and family with her husband, Nick, who she has been married to for 41 years. Nick and Nancy have 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren and live in Northport Alabama.

Nick Stinnett received his PHD from Florida State University and has taught in the area of family studies since 1968. He currently teaches courses on marriage and family at The University of Alabama. Nick is a nationally and internationally recognized leader and researcher in the area of family strengths. In addition to his work on Intimate Relationships, Marriages, & Families, he is a coauthor with Nancy, his wife, and James Walters on Relationships in Marriage and Family, 5th edition, published by Pearson. He is also a coauthor, with Joe Beam, on Fantastic Families: 6 Proven Steps to Building a Strong Family, as well as Secrets of Strong Families, which he coauthored with John DeFrain.

Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century
Gender: Identity and Roles
Being Single
Attraction and Dating
Love and Mate Selection
Qualities of a Successful Marriage
Marital Relationships over The Family Life Cycle
Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources
Power, Decision Making, and Communication
Sexual Relationships
Family Planning and Parenting
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Parent-Child Relationships
Parents and Extended Family Relationships
Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management
The Family and Divorce
Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting
Glossary
References
Credits
Index

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