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Marriage and Family The Quest for Intimacy

ISBN-10: 0078111625
ISBN-13: 9780078111624
Edition: 8th 2012
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Book details

List price: $168.33
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This text combines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life. It is based on extensive and up-to-date research as reported in the journals and monographs. It shows how sociological theories apply to the various topics. Thus, it not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and family life, but also helps them apply this knowledge to enrich their lives and nurture their own intimate relationships.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
The Context of Intimacy
Marriage and Family in America: Needs, Myths, and Dreams
Diversity in Families
Gender Roles: Foundation for Intimacy
Sexuality
Seeking Intimate Relationships
Getting Involved
Falling in Love
Selecting a Life Partner
Intimacy in Marriage and Family Life
Getting Married
The Challenge of Communication
Power and Conflict in Marriage
Work and Home
Becoming a Parent
Challenges to Intimacy
Family Crises
Separation and Divorce
Remarriage and Stepfamilies
the Lifelong Quest
Intimacy in the Later Years
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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