Points and Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0195330145

ISBN-13: 9780195330144

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Description: Edited by noted family scholars Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong, this collection of contemporary, controversial articles is designed to develop students' critical thinking skills and to stimulate dialogue and discussion about important issues in marriage, families, and close relationships. Editors Coleman and Ganong have selected articles that are consistently engaging, lively, and thought-provoking. These include a wide range of both academic and popular essays examining numerous subjects not addressed in most marriage and family texts--such as interracial dating and marriage, age at the time of marriage, men and women as friends, licensing parents, the Internet as an aid in developing relationships, and New Social Darwinism. Points and Counterpoints presents balanced controversial viewpoints on: * Relationships. * Marriage. * Parenting. * Family diversity. Each issue features an introduction to the key concepts and provides discussion questions that encourage students to synthesize the material, explore possible solutions, and develop their own positions.

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List price: $59.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Marilyn Coleman (Ed.D., Special Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1975) is Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has edited the Journal of Marriage and the Family (1992-1995) and has served as Associate Editor of the Home Economics Research Journal (1987-199). Along with Lawrence H. Ganong, Dr. Coleman has overseen special issues of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relations, and the Journal of Family Issues. They have also co-edited books and have written chapters for several edited books. Most of the 3 books and 130+ articles and book chapters they've co-authored have to do with some aspect of family diversity.nbsp; They have conducted research on stepfamilies for 25 years. Recent work has focused on family responsibilities following divorce and remarriage and the development of stepparent-stepchild relationships.

Controversial Relationship Issues
Does the Internet Help People Form Romantic Relationships? Is the Internet a Love Machine?
Romance in Cyberspace: Understanding Online Attraction, Alvin Cooper and Leda Sportolari
Love on the Internet?
Mars and Venus
Beyond Mars and Venus: Men and Women in the Real World
Can Men and Women Be ''Just'' Friends?
''Just Friends''?
''I Like You... as a Friend'': Attraction in Cross-Sex Friendship
Living Together: Preparation for Marriage or Playing at Commitment?
Living Together Is Just Playing at a Committed Relationship
Living Together Is Good Preparation for Marriage and for Life
Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder or Go Wander? Can Long-Distance Romance Work?
Staying Close When Apart: Intimacy and Meaning in Long-Distance Dating Relationships
''Goin'' to the Chapel and....'': Does Marriage Matter?
Flying Solo
Controversial Marriage Issues
When Should Women Marry?
Women Who Marry When They Are Young Will Be Happier
Women Should Marry When, and If, They Are Ready - Fools Rush In...
''I Now Pronounce You Husband and... Husband?'' Legal Marriage and Same-Sex Couples
A Man and a Woman Are Needed for the ''Honorable Estate''
State Has No Compelling Reason to Bar Same-Sex Unions
Love and Marriage Go Together Like...?
Thinking About Romantic/Erotic Love
Fallacies About Love and Marriage
Why Do Men Batter Women? Two Perspectives
Feminist Perspectives on Male Violence Against Women
Family Systems Perspectives on Battering: The Importance of Context
Controversial Issues Regarding Parents
Should Parenting Require a License?
Licensing Parents - A Controversial Cure for Crime
Toward Voluntary Parenthood, Sandra Scarr
The Outcome of Parenting: What Do We Really Know?
Parenting by the Book - But Whose Book? Race, Ethnicity, and Parenting Styles
Race, Ethnicity, and Parenting Styles
''Mama, He Says...'': Children as Language Brokers for Their Parents
Language Brokering: Positive Developmental Outcomes
Language Brokering as a Stressor for Immigrant Children and Their Families
Language Brokering: A Personal Experience
Are Companies Becoming Friendlier to Working Moms and Dads?
Being There for the Children
Friendly for Whose Family?
Watch Out for ''Family Friendly'' Policies
Does Day Care Make Children Mean? The New Debate Over Working Mothers
Denying Reality Can''t Change Day Care Facts
Want Better Child Care? Hire Better Caregivers
Do Fathers Matter?
Yes, Fathers Really Matter!
Are Fathers Essential? Maybe Not
Do These Genes Look OK? The Human Genome Project and Our Future
Blessings From the Book of Life, David Stipp
Designer Genes for All?
Controversial Issues Related to Family Diversity
Is Love (Color) Blind?1
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